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    Tarrant County kicks off 2013/2014 flu season

    Contact: Al Roy, Public Information Officer, 817-321-5313, cell: 817-422-3828

    anroy@tarrantcounty.com

     

     

    Tarrant County kicks off 2013/2014 flu season

    Tarrant County Judge, Commissioner, Public Health Director

    and City of Fort Worth Mayor get their flu shots

     

    WHAT: Tarrant County, City of Fort Worth and Walgreens join forces to remind people to protect themselves by getting an annual flu shot. Tarrant County Judge B. Glen Whitley, Tarrant County Precinct 1 Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks, Public Health Director Lou Brewer along with City of Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Walgreens District Pharmacy Manager Raj Chhadua will speak about the importance of getting vaccinated.

     

    WHEN: Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

     

    WHERE: Dr. Marion J. Brooks Building, Tarrant County Public Health

    1101 S. Main St., Fort Worth, 76104

    Call 817-321-4700 for more information.

     

    BACKGROUND:

    Flu is a contagious disease. It is caused by the influenza virus, which can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions. People should get vaccinated as soon as vaccine is available.

     

    Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccination. Vaccination is especially important for people at risk of severe influenza, including children under age 2, persons over 65 years, pregnant women and persons with chronic conditions. Close contacts of children younger than 6 months should also be vaccinated, since younger infants cannot receive the vaccine.

     

    MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:

     

    Photography/interviews:

    Tarrant County Judge B. Glen Whitley, Tarrant County Precinct 1 Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks, Public Health Director Lou Brewer along with City of Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Walgreens District Pharmacy Manager Raj Chhadua.

     

    Agenda:

    · Welcome – Judge Whitley

    · Mayor Price

    · Commissioner Brooks

    · Raj Chhadua

    · Director Brewer

    · Whitley, Brooks, Price, Brewer receive their shots