Free Flu Shots for Canyon Lake
The good news is that for the week ending Feb. 10, Comal County reported 471 cases of influenza — down from the previous two weeks, but still more than any week in any previous year dating back to 2009.
. . . more than the total number of cases reported in 2016.
Those numbers are the reason why Comal County Office of Public Health will provide free flu shots to Canyon Lake residents at a clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at CRRC of Canyon Lake Recreation Center, 125 Mabel Jones Dr.
The clinic is open to all county residents ages four and up. Children between ages six months to four years of age who qualify for the Texas Vaccines for Children program can receive a free flu shot from the Office of Public Health, 1297 Church Hill Drive, New Braunfels, during normal weekday business hours. Call 830-221-1150 for more information.
“Comal County is still seeing hundreds of flu cases reported every week,” says Director of Public Health Cheryl Fraser. “It’s still not too late to take the most effective step toward keeping yourself and your family healthy this flu season: getting your flu shot.”
“This has been a historically intense flu season nationwide and in the county,” she says. “There is evidence, however, that receiving your flu vaccine can lessen the severity of the illness and reduce the chances that you’ll need hospitalization. We continue to join with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recommending residents receive a flu shot in addition to washing hands frequently and staying home if they feel sick.”