East Texans encouraged to get flu shot

NACOGDOCHES, TX ( KTRE) - Young and old could be a more risk of catching the flu. Christmas break, a time when people travel, is a huge contributor to the spread of germs.

Right now, health providers are encouraging anyone over the age of six months to get a flu shot. Unlike last time, there's plenty of vaccine available.

"This year the flu vaccine includes the H1N1," said Dianna English, an immunization nurse with the East Texas Community Health Center in Nacogdoches. "It covers three viruses, an Influenza A, a B and then the H1N1, so you're only having to get one injection, whereas last year, you were having to get two."

Schools start back on Monday and most school nurses have the vaccine to administer to your child free of charge. Vaccinations can also be obtained from your doctor, pharmacies and community health clinics.

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