County offering free flu shots in San Benito

Health officials say while the number of flu cases have diminished slightly in the past couple of weeks, influenza activity remains widespread across Texas.

It is one of the reasons the Cameron County Public Health department will be offering free flu shots tomorrow afternoon.

The vaccines are available on a first comefirst served basis at the county annex located at 1390 W. Expressway 83 in San Benito from 4 to 9 p.m. while supplies last.

Texas Health and Human Services, which tracks flu cases in the Lone Star State, says it is too early to tell if influenza has peaked for the season. Nearly 85 percent of all the counties in the state have reported cases of either the flu or flu-like symptoms.

Health officials say the flu comes on suddenly just days after the virus enters your body.

You are contagious and can infect other people a day before symptoms even develop and for up to a week after becoming sick. For more information about the free flu vaccines you can call (956) 247-3685.