DCHHS offers free flu vaccines


Special to The Dallas Examiner

Dallas County Health and Human Services is now offering the seasonal flu vaccine for children and adults at no cost for all uninsured and low-income Dallas County residents.

“Getting the annual flu shot is really important, especially as you get older and your immune system doesn’t work as well,” DCHHS director Zachary Thompson said.

Persons in high-risk groups such as pregnant women, young children, older adults and people with chronic health conditions are advised to get flu shots in the beginning of flu season within the month of October to help stay healthy.

“High-risk individuals and people in close contact with immune suppressed persons should receive the vaccine early to help prevent their own illness and prevent the spread of flu to others,” said Dr. Christopher Perkins, Dallas County health authority/medical director.

The vaccine provides is an all-in-one vaccine that protects against multiple flu strains including the H1N1.

The adult vaccine is given in the adult immunization clinic on the first floor of the DCHHS building located at 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway. The children’s vaccine is available at all DCHHS immunization clinics. Clinics are open during weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments aren’t necessary. For more information, call 214-819-2162.


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