SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — San Antonio’s Metropolitan Health District is urging everyone to get a flu vaccination after the deaths of three Bexar County children.
The agency can’t release the names of the children due to privacy reasons but they are reporting that all three died from the flu.
Young children are especially vulnerable to the flu, as are older citizens, women who are pregnant and people with chronic health conditions.
Metro Health recommends getting vaccinated every year because the flu shot is your best defense against getting sick.
Even though it’s late January, it’s still important to get vaccinated as soon as you can.
Along with the vaccine, Metro Health also suggests frequent hand washing and covering your face when you sneeze or cough to protect you and others from the flu.
To get a flu shot, simply contact your physician or visit your local pharmacy.
Metro Health is also offering free flu shots at two clinics in San Antonio:
210 Mel Waiters Way
Open: Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Frank Garrett Center
1226 NW 18th St.
Open: Tuesdays & Thursdays by appointment only
8:00 A.M – 3:00 P.M.