Right now, Texas is one of the worst states when it comes to the flu. So it's helpful to know the Wichita Falls Wichita County Health District is fully stocked on flu vaccines.
"We finally got our flu vaccine in today. We've been waiting on it because of a manufacture delay. So we do have out vaccine in stock and it's just in time," said Lou Kreidler, the Health Director for the Wichita Falls Wichita County Public Heath District.
Kreidler said it's very important to get vaccinated now because there have already been reports about people catching the virus. She added that it's especially important for kids because they have a weakened immune system. Kreidler said there are more likely to get the flu. The elderly are also more susceptible to getting the flu because of their weakened immune systems. She said everyone six months and older should get the flu shot.
Kreidler said, "We do have preservative free vaccine for the younger children and then regular vaccines for the adults."
However, if you have been told by your physician not to get one, then don't.
This year the vaccine covers four strains of the virus. Last year, it only covered three strains.
"It does provide a little more coverage than what we've seen in the vaccine in the past," Kreidler said.
She also said people should worry about them not having enough because they have plenty.
She said, "We'll have vaccine available until we run out. We do have an adequate number of doses."
Kreidler said the best way to prevent yourself from getting sick, is to get the flu vaccine. So, if you want to get one, the clinic is open Monday through Wednesday 8:00a.m. until 11:30a.m. and on Thursday and Friday from 1:00p.m. until 4:30p.m.
If you have any questions, call (940) 761-6841.