Protect yourself by getting your flu shot ASAP!

Over 1,000 cases of the flu have already been reported here in El Paso. The flu is a dangerous disease for the elderly and young children. If not controlled, it can also harm people with diabetes,chronic disease and cancer.

If you think you might have the flu, head to your doctor if you have all of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

No one likes getting sick so why would you risk not getting the shot?  The flu shot is available at doctor's offices, pharmacies and city immunization clinics. Prices usually range from $25 to $35.

To locate a vaccine available near you, go to http://flushot.healthmap.org/

For information to prepare for the flu in El Paso county, head to http://www.elpasocountyhealth.org./