April 9, 2019 - The Garland Public Health Department is reporting a second flu-related death for the 2018-19 season. The patient was a 59-year-old Garland resident with underlying health conditions. For medical confidentiality and personal privacy reasons, the Garland Health Department does not provide additional identifying information.
Flu vaccines are still available at the Garland Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver St. in Garland. Clinic hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 972-205-3370.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine for all persons aged six months and older, with rare exceptions. Individuals should discuss flu vaccine concerns with a health care provider.
Several simple things can help prevent the spread of seasonal influenza:
Consider protecting yourself with a flu vaccination
Cover your cough with a tissue or cough into your sleeve
Wash your hands and keep your hands away from your face
Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or appear ill
Stay home if you are sick or keep family members home if they are sick
Safe and accurate administration of low-cost immunization for all ages and providing valid documentation of immunizations given
TB (tuberculosis) screening and referral
Administration of international travel vaccines
Administration of meningitis vaccine to college students
Administration of Tdap to adolescent and adult caregivers of infants
Administration of Shingles Vaccine, Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for senior adults
Communicable disease surveillance
Perinatal Hepatitis B preventation program
Registration for statewide immunization registry ImmTrac
Community health education, health fairs
Providing public health information to other local healthcare providers
Emergency public health response in case of disaster of disease outbreak
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The privacy of your medical information is important to us.
Garland Public Health Clinic complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPPA") Privacy Rule. Garland Public Health Clinic maintains the privacy of patient's information in accordance with federal and states law. To view the entire Rule and for additional information visit: http://www.hhs.gov.ocr/hipaa