The flu vaccine is administered at three locations in El Paso by the local health authority.
Department officials celebrate National Influenza Immunization Week by informing the public why influenza vaccination is important.
They said that older people, pregnant women and adults with underlying medical conditions are part of the high-risk group in terms of the flu.
The CDC recommends that anyone 6 months or older should be vaccinated against the flu. In the flu season 2017-2018, it is estimated that flu was caused:
49 million flu infections more than the total population of Texas and Florida
. 79,000 deaths more than the average number of people participating in the Super Bowl each year
The flu vaccine is available at:
- Ysleta 1
- Henderson 721 S. Mesa St.
- Central 5115 El Paso Suite B Room 1
Dates can be arranged by calling 915-212-6555.