SAN ANTONIO -- The flu season is in full swing and earlier than usual.
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District recommends a three-step approach to protect yourself and others from the flu.
1.Get a flu vaccine
2.Wash hands often and maintain good hygiene to prevent the spread of germs
3.If you get the flu, complete all medication doses prescribed by your doctor and stay home from school or work to avoid infecting others
The flu vaccine takes up to two weeks after vaccination for the body’s immune response to fully protect the person, so it’s important to immunize now.
Many doctors, clinics and retail pharmacies offer flu vaccine. To find the provider nearest you, CLICK HERE
The flu vaccination is also available at these Metro Health clinics:
Main Immunization Clinic, 345 W. Commerce, (210) 207-8894
Goodwill Clinic, 727 NW Loop 410 at Blanco, (210) 525-0059