DSHS urges everyone six months old and older to get vaccinated against the flu. It is particularly important for pregnant women, young children, older adults and people with chronic health conditions, because people in those groups are at a greater risk of severe complications if they do get the flu.
Flu in Texas
DSHS has begun full flu surveillance for the 2015-2016 flu season. While there is always some flu circulating in Texas, DSHS is currently reporting “minimal” flu-like illness in the state, and the geographic spread of influenza is “sporadic.”