Starting in September, the Parker County Hospital District Outreach Program kicked off its “Say Shoo to the Flu” campaign. They offered the flu vaccine in most of the school districts in Parker County, along with many businesses and churches. Since then, the program has given more than 12,500 flu shots county wide. Many people took advantage of the vaccine being available early, but it is not too late to get vaccinated.
According to the Center for Disease Control, flu season typically peaks in February and can last as late as May. So they are encouraging anyone who has not yet been vaccinated to get it done now. Vaccination is the single most important step you can take to protect yourself and others against infection.
The Parker County Hospital District Outreach Program offers the flu vaccine to children 6 months and older at no cost and adults pay $15. They can file some commercial insurance along with Medicare. “The importance of protecting yourself, protecting your family and protecting your community is what drives this program to cover every square mile of the county.”
Their office is located at: 1130 Pecan Street, Weatherford, for more information please call 817-458-3254.
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