Oct 29 2020
Marisa Gonzales, Public Information Officer
214-819-1929 office 469-781-1884 cell
Dr. Philip Huang, Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Seasonal Flu Vaccine for Adults is Now Available at DCHHS
DALLAS (Oct. 27, 2020) – Dallas County Health and Human Services’ (DCHHS) is now offering the seasonal flu vaccine for adults at its central location. Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, residents must make an appointment by calling the phone number listed below. The cost of the flu vaccine is $30 and at no charge for residents with Medicare or Medicaid.
Dallas County Health & Human Services
2377 N. Stemmons Fwy
Suite 141, First Floor
Dallas, TX 75207
Residents must make an appointment by calling:
“Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients”, said Dr. Philip Huang, Director of DCHHS. “The more people vaccinated; the more people protected. Let’s all do our part. Get a flu vaccine this fall.”
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season with rare exceptions. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenza. Flu vaccination has important benefits. It can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths.
For more information on immunizations, please visit: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/immunization-hours.php