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    Don't let flu ruin your spring break

    Contact: Vanassa Joseph, Sr. Public Information Officer; 817-321-5306, cell: 817-401-5967

    vljoseph@tarrantcounty.com

     

    Don't let flu ruin your spring break

     

    (Tarrant County, Texas) . Spring break will soon be in full swing, and students and their family members who are heading out of town should protect themselves and others by making sure they have been vaccinated against the flu. Flu is still classified as widespread in Tarrant County. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu ranges from local to widespread in the continental United States.

    Whether spending time at home, near the lake, the beach or visiting friends and relatives for spring break, students and their family members may encounter the flu. By far, a flu shot is the best protection against the flu and its complications.

    Flu shots are available at Tarrant County Public Health Centers for $20 per person. Medicaid and Medicare are accepted. There also are other outlets such as pharmacies, grocery stores and primary health-care providers; it doesn't matter where you get a flu shot as long as you get one.

    For more information, call 817-321-4700 or visit the Tarrant County Public Health Web site.