Tips to stay healthy during flu season

Flu season is coming -- HealthTexas recommends you get vaccinated


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SAN ANTONIO – Flu season is on its way and HealthTexas recommends getting the flu vaccine to stay healthy.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that on average there are between 12,000 and 79,000 flu-related deaths each year in the U.S., with almost 1 million hospital admissions related to the flu during the 2017-18 flu season.

Flu epidemics occur nearly every yey, mainly during the winter months.

The CDC estimates that approximately 5 to 20% of the U.S. population is infected with the flu each year, while only 3 to 11% of these people will have symptoms of the flu.

Children up to 17 years old are most likely to develop symptomatic flu infections.

For more information, visit healthtexas.org or call 210-731-HTMG.

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