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County offering season flu vaccine while it lasts

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The Hays County Personal Health Department has received a limited amount of seasonal flu vaccine, which has been in short supply, and is offering it 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 Priscilla Hargraves, the Hays County Personal Health Department director.

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

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

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

For 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 W. Hopkins St. in San Marcos; phone 512-393-5580.