EL PASO, Texas (CBS4/KFOX14) — The flu vaccine is being given at three locations in El Paso by the local department of public health.
Officials with the department are celebrating National Influenza Vaccination Week by educating the public on why the influenza vaccination is important.
They said seniors, pregnant women, and adults with underlying medical conditions, are part of the high risk group when it comes to the flu.
The CDC recommends that everyone six months and older be vaccinated annually against the flu. During the 2017-2018 flu season, they estimate flu caused:
49 million flu illnesses more than the combined populations of Texas and Florida
960,000 flu hospitalizations more than the number of staffed hospital beds in the United States
79,000 deaths more than the average number of people who attend the Super Bowl each year
The flu vaccine is available at the following locations:
Appointments can be made by calling 915-212-6555.