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    Vision: A Healthy Texas

    Mission: To improve health and well-being in Texas
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    Texas 211

Get Flu Shot Before Holiday Travel


News Release
December 11, 2007

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging Texans who will be traveling during the upcoming holidays to get a flu shot to protect themselves and reduce the spread of the respiratory illness.

Flu shots are recommended for people ages 6 months and older whether they will be traveling or not.

The flu vaccine also is available in nasal spray form for healthy people ages 2 years through 49 years who are not pregnant.

People wanting the flu vaccine should contact their health care provider about availability or call 2-1-1, a health and human services information service.  Flu vaccine locations also can be found online at www.211Texas.org.

The flu vaccine takes about two weeks to reach maximum effectiveness.


(News Media: For more information contact Doug McBride, DSHS Press Officer, 512-458-7524.)

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Last updated February 07, 2011