Flu-Related Deaths In Dallas County Rise To 13

Dallas, TX - Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has reported the 12th and 13th flu-related deaths in Dallas County for the 2018-2019 season. The 12th patient was 84-years-old and a Dallas resident. The 13th patient was 86-years-old and a resident of Desoto, DCHHS said in a news release.

"If you still haven't gotten your flu shot it still is not too late," DCHHS director Philip Huang said in the news release.flu

DCHHS announced free flu vaccines for children and adults at all six immunizations clinic locations while supplies last. Visit this website for more information.

The adult vaccine is given in the adult immunization clinic on the first floor at the DCHHS building located at 2377 N. Stemmons Frwy in Dallas. The children's vaccine is available at all DCHHS immunization clinics. Clinic hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments aren't necessary. For more information call 214-819-2162.

Several simple things can help prevent the spread of seasonal influenza, according to DCHHS:

  • If you haven't done it already, consider protecting yourself with a flu vaccination
  • Cover your cough with a tissue or cough into your sleeve
  • Wash your hands and keep your hands away from your face
  • Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or appear ill
  • Stay home if you are sick or keep family members home if they are sick

Source: Patch