New Shipments Mean H1N1 Shot Clinics
By BJ Austin, KERA News
Dallas, TX –
North Texans are lining up for H1N1 flu shots as County Health Departments finally get more of the vaccine. KERA's BJ Austin reports.
Tarrant County Health officials are giving H1N1 flu shots today at the Arlington Convention Center from 10 am to 5pm. These are free vaccinations for people in the high risk groups. The county has 19 thousand new doses.
In Dallas, three county health clinics are giving H1N1 shots today by "appointment."
County Health Director Zach Thompson says emergency room visits due to the H1N1 flu are leveling off, school absences are just about normal, but that doesn't mean the flu won't come roaring back for the typical flu season peak in February and March.
Thompson: We don't know what's ahead of us in terms of this particular virus. I don't think any of us have seen in the history of living here in Dallas County where we saw the flu season go thru the summer months.
Denton County health officials are holding a shot clinic for high risk groups at the Collins Athletic Complex on Long Road in Denton, 11 to 4 today.
Collin County is distributing its first large shipment of the vaccine PrimaCare offices in McKinney and Plano, Express Health in McKinney, and Texas Star Pharmacy in Plano.
Learn the latest about H1N1 in North Texas and where to find help on the Health page of KERA.org/economy.