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Get the Flu Vaccine in Houston


Flu season officially begins in the month of October and usually lasts through May (end times may vary). The ideal time to vaccinate is late September or early October. While the flu vaccine is recommended for all people over 6 months of age, it is especially important for those who are: a) health care professionals b) pregnant during flu season c) residents of nursing homes d) sufferers of chronic respiratory disorders People who should NOT receive the flu vaccine include those who: a) have a severe egg allergy b) children younger than 6 months c) have had a previous allergic reaction to the flu vaccine d) are ill with a fever HISD Vaccination Requirements The flu vaccine is administered in two ways: an inactivated influenza injection via needle, or a live influenza vaccine which is sprayed into the nasal passages. It is important to get the flu shot yearly as each new year brings a new string of the virus. The vaccine lasts for up to a year, but recipients should allow 2 weeks for either vaccine to fully protect against the flu virus. The vaccine is administered in most physician offices, and below is a list of clinics offering the flu shot at affordable (some free) prices. 1. Antoine Health Clinic 5815 Antoine, Suite A Houston, TX 77091 713.602.3300 2. Southeast Health Clinic 3737 Red Bluff Rd. Pasadena, TX 77503 713.740.5000 3. Baytown Health Clinic 1000 Lee Dr. Baytown, TX 77520 281.427.5195 4. West Memorial Clinic 14770 Memorial Houston, TX 77079 281.496.7333 M-F 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5. Northwest Freeway Clinic 10961 NW Freeway Houston, TX 77092 713.686.3700 M-F 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 6. North Freeway Clinic 14755 North Freeway Houston, TX 77090 281.876.2500 M-F 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 7. East Freeway Clinic 13259 East Freeway Houston, TX 77015 713.330.1530 M-F 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 8. Southwest Freeway Clinic 6535 SW Freeway Houston, TX 77074 713.981.8184 M-F 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 9. Gulf Freeway Clinic 6969 Gulf Freeway, Ste 370 Houston, TX 77087 713.643.0600 M-F 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 10. La Nueva Casa de Amigos Health Center 1809 N. Main St. Houston, TX 77009 713.783.4616 M 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. T-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Texas Unemployment Insurance Wellness Screenings and Flu Vaccine Events 1. League City Senior Center 450 West Walker League City, TX October 11 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Flu shots are $20; Medicaid reimbursement cards are accepted 2.HealthOne Emergency Care 9711 N. Sam Houston Parkway E. Humble, TX 281.441.6520 Saturday, October 13, 2012 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FREE drive-through flu vaccines; open to the public 3. Methodist Sugar Land Hospital 281.275.0751 November 3, 2012 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring a new, unwrapped toy or item of clothing and receive a FREE flu vaccine.
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