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December 21st, 2009
PHD procures seasonal flu vaccine

STAFF REPORT

The Hays County Personal Health Department (PHD) has received a limited amount of seasonal flu vaccine, which has been in short supply.

PHD is offering the vaccine at its regular health clinic locations in San Marcos and Kyle, and during its monthly immunization clinic in Dripping Springs.

“Seasonal flu causes symptoms that mirror H1N1 flu symptoms, but the two viruses are different strains, so people need to get both immunizations to help prevent the threat of flu,” said PHD Director Priscilla Hargraves.

PHD is offering seasonal flu vaccinations at its regular clinic locations at 150 Lockhart Street in Kyle and 401-A Broadway in San Marcos on Mondays from 1-7 p.m. and Tuesdays from -5 p.m. while vaccine supplies last.

The PHD will also offer the seasonal flu vaccine as long as supplies last during its monthly immunization clinic in Dripping Springs, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at the Precinct 4 Building, 195 Roger Hanks Parkway.

The seasonal flu vaccination costs $20 for adults and for children who do not qualify for the Texas Vaccine for Children program, and $10 for children who qualify for the program. However, no one is turned away due to inability to pay.

For more information about seasonal flu vaccine, call the PHD at (512) 393-5520. The PHD has a separate clinic that offers only the free H1N1 flu vaccine at 705 West Hopkins Street. in San Marcos. The phone number for that location is (512) 393-5580.

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