We are preparing for this year’s Influenza season and want the public to know that we are now offering flu vaccine at the
City of Laredo Health Department. The public can check with their doctor and local pharmacies as well.
This is the perfect time to get vaccinated before the arrival of flu to Laredo. Early vaccination protects you, reduces the chance of getting
sick and reduces the spread. While we are detecting some flu-like and cold like symptoms and some parts of the U.S. have already confirmed
flu, we have not confirmed any Flu cases in Laredo.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, thousands of people die every year due to Flu complications in the United States
and worldwide; most of which is preventable if persons had been vaccinated. As in every year, we urge everyone to get vaccinated as it is the
best protective measure against Flu. We also want to make sure to protect the most at risk and the most vulnerable – children younger than
5 years of age, especially less than 18 months and those adults with underlying health conditions such as heart and lung disease, diabetes, obesity,
cancer, and the immunocompromised. Pregnant women and the elderly are also at high risk. “We can protect these persons, including children
less than six months of age who are too young to be vaccinated if we all get vaccinated as soon as possible” said Dr. Hector F. Gonzalez, Health
For best protection please:
· Vaccinate yourself against Flu, at any clinic, doctor’s office, pharmacies, and at
City of Laredo Health Department’s Immunization Program
2600 Cedar Avenue, Laredo, Texas 78040
Monday – Friday (additional Clinic on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cost is $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for children.
· Cover your mouth when coughing, preferably into your elbow.
· Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer, Use disposable tissues.
· Stay home if you are sick. If you have more than 100-degree fever, cough, and extreme muscle aches; call your doctor, especially if you
are in the groups mentioned above.
Feel free to contact us for the most current updates on Flu activity to the Epidemiology Division at (956) 795-4951 and for Flu
vaccinations call the Immunization Program at (956) 795-4906.