Health officials said this could probably be the most important flu shot because the U.S. is in the middle of a pandemic.
AUSTIN, Texas — E3 Alliance, a data-driven education group, is partnering with Health Heroes America to offer free flu shots to Central Texas families and school districts in the Austin area during the last two weeks of October. Whether a child is learning on campus or online, they will have a chance to get a free flu vaccine.
U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) said this is a push Texas needs to avoid more illnesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s more important than ever because its symptoms are so similar to COVID-19. You don’t want to weaken your body and be more susceptible to COVID-19, and you don’t want to mix the two,” Doggett said.
E3 Alliance’s data shows acute illnesses such as colds or flu account for 48%