Dallas County worried about increasing flu, COVID-19 cases
ByFunAsia 26 Sep 2020 09:43 PM 173
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Health experts, state, and local leaders are continually warning us to take a flu shot due to the county's increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

 

Taking a flu shot is very important this year. One of the largest flu-shot events in the area will be held Saturday at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.


Last season, the flu hit young and older adults in Dallas County. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Dallas health experts are urging residents to get their flu shot now.

    

In North Texas, students are back to the classroom, and the hospitals see a lower number of COVID-19.


Governor Greg Abbott got his shot last week and said, "It is the best way to reduce your chances of contracting and spreading the flu."


CDC Director Robert Redfield recently told media that less than 50% of adults get the flu shot.


To encourage people to take shots, the CDC has ordered 9 million more flu vaccinations.


According to the Dallas County Health Director, Dr. Philip Huang, overlapping spikes in flu and COVID-19 patients can be the next cause of concern.


He urged people, "This year, it's even more important to get it early. Get it now." "We don't want to have a bad flu season and COVID-19 going on. There's a lot of concerns about a second wave."


The CDC director confirmed that pharmacists can now give flu shots to children ages 3-17.    

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