Health experts in Texas continue to keep an eye on flu cases with an active flu season underway.
“Flu is the major story here,” Tarrant County Public Health director Vinny Taneja said this week.
At a briefing before Tarrant County commissioners Tuesday, Taneja presented a map showing flu activity across the country. Flu activity is currently “very high” in Texas, according to the map.
“I don’t think I’ve seen that in a long time on our flu map,” Taneja said.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, flu monitoring indicates the Texas flu season kicked off a few weeks earlier than usual this year. As the holidays approach, state health officials encourage Texans to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their families from the flu.
Heather Vlassis is a pharmacy manager at Perrone Pharmacy in Fort Worth and says while a flu shot does not guarantee immunity, it can help if you are exposed.

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