Flu shot


Free flu shots for kids

Seton Highland Lakes is offering free flu shots for kids this season.

Shots will be available to kids between six months and 18 years old on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. No pre-registration or appointment is needed but children must come accompanied by an adult. The flu mist option will not be available.

Free shots will be available on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 5-7 p.m. at Seton Marble Falls Healthcare Center at 700 US 281 in Marble Falls, and again on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 5-7 p.m. at the Main Entrance of Seton Highland Lakes Hospital in Burnet.

For more information, call 512-715-3363.


Flu is in the wings

By Glynis Smith/Highland Lakes Newspapers

Banners are up announcing the arrival of flu vaccine and Burnet County already has seen enough flu-like illness to earn a highlight on the Centers for Disease Control Texas map.

“Doctors report cases and the CDC reports them weekly on the cdc.gov website,” said Juliette Madrigal-Dersch, MD, the Burnet County Health Authority. “They are still sporadic here, but on the East Coast the flu is pretty widespread. Cases won't be counted in the 2016 season until Oct. 4, but they have been confirmed in counties east of us.”

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