Public Announcement from the Harris County and Houston Public Health Offices

As you know, the flu is currently widespread in the Houston/Harris County area.  In the United States flu activity typically peaks in January or February, but it can actually continue to occur as late as May.  The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year – It’s Not Too Late!

Every flu season is different, and the flu can affect each person differently.  Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others.  Thankfully, there are several things we can do to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our community.

Everyone can contribute to the health and safety of our community.  No action is too small!  With that in mind, HCPHES and the Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS)are providing the attached documents to remind everyone about how they can protect themselves and others from the flu.  Feel free to use them yourself or to email them to your networks, family, and friends.   (The documents are provided in both English and Spanish- see file links below.)

For additional flu or public health information, please visit http://www.hcphes.org,www.facebook.com/HarrisCountyPublicHealth, http://www.houstontx.gov/health, or http://www.facebook.com/houstonhealth.

If you have any questions about the documents, please feel free to contact Rita Obey at (713) 439-6293.

Remember … It’s up to you to stop the flu!  If you haven’t done so already, get your flu shot today!

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