VA North Texas to Host Facebook Town Hall, "The Flu Shot: Get the Facts" on January 28
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VA North Texas to Host Facebook Town Hall,

“The Flu Shot: Get the Facts” on January 28

DALLAS – VA North Texas Health Care System closely monitors patients with respiratory illness during influenza season.  This year, influenza has been more severe than previous years, particularly in young and middle-aged healthy adults.  Flu symptoms include: fever over 100 degrees, headache, extreme fatigue, sore throat, muscle aches, dry cough, and runny or stuffy nose.  If you have flu symptoms and experience shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sudden dizziness, or pain or pressure in the chest, seek medical care as quickly as possible.

     The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated every year, and it is not too late to get vaccinated.  If already exposed to influenza, you may have a milder illness if vaccinated.  The flu virus is spread through coughing or sneezing and by touching a hard surface with the virus on it, then touching the nose or mouth. You can also help reduce your risk of flu by washing hands frequently and avoiding those who are sick.

      The VA North Texas Infection Prevention Team, Dr. Brad Cutrell and Dr. Roger Bedimo invite Veterans and their families to participate in a Facebook Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 9 – 10 a.m. titled, “The Flu Shot: Get the Facts.”  Veterans will have an opportunity to ask these subject matter experts questions and receive immediate answers about influenza in general and about the flu shot.   

     “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NorthTexasVA to participate on Tuesday!

Veterans are highly encouraged to visit their primary care teams today for a flu shot – no appointment is necessary.   

Families and survivors of Veterans are encouraged to visit any one of the below clinics for a flu shot:

The Dallas County Health Department provides walk-in clinics for adults and children, whether or not they reside in Dallas County.  There may be a fee of $10; however, vaccination will be provided to those unable to pay:

Oak Cliff Branch Immunization Clinic

1113 E. Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 200 in Dallas

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

214-948-0425

 

John West Branch Immunization Clinic

3312 N. Buckner Boulevard, Suite 200 in Dallas

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

214-321-5747

 

Carrollton Farmers Branch Immunization Clinic

2774 Valwood Parkway in Farmers Branch

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

972-241-2684

 

Irving Branch Immunization Clinic

440 S. Nursery Road in Irving

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

972-721-3661

 

* North Dallas Branch Immunization Clinic

8202 Spring Valley Rd. #100

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. "Open only on Monday"

214-358-0926

* This clinic location is located at the corner of Waterfall Way and Spring Valley behind the laundromat. Open only on Mondays

Balch Springs Irwin Recreation Center

4372 Shepard Lane

Balch Springs, Texas 75180

1:00 p.m.– 3:30 p.m. 3rd Thursday

214-819-1903

Cockrell Hill IMMS

3901 Meredith Street

Cockrell Hill, Texas 75211

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 a.m. 2nd Wednesday

Open during school year

214-331-7930

214-819-1903

 

Grand Prairie IMMS

1413 Densman

Grand Prairie, Texas 75051

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Wednesday

972-642-5962

214-819-1903

Lancaster Clinic @ Cedar Valley College

3030 N. Dallas Ave.

Lancaster, Texas 75134

12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 1st Thursday

214-819-1903

Seagoville IMMS

Church of Christ

510 N. Kaufman

Seagoville, Texas 75159

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 1st Friday

214-819-1903

Oak Cliff

1113 E. Jefferson Ste 200

Dallas, Texas 75203

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

214-948-0425

 

Ridgewood Clinic @ Ridgewood United Methodist Church

6445 E Lovers Lane

Dallas, Texas 75214

12:00pm - 3:30 pm 3rd Friday

214-819-1903

 

Grand Prairie Clinic @ Immaculate Conception

1710 Small St,

Grand Prairie, Texas 75051

8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 4th Monday

214-819-1903

Dallas County Health Department Children's Immunization Clinic

2377 North Stemmons Freeway in Dallas

Room 159, first floor

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

214-819-2163 or 214-819-1903

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VA North Texas Health Care System serves more than 113,000 patients each year, delivering more than 1.4 million outpatient visits to Veterans in 38 North Texas counties and two counties in southern Oklahoma.

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