The Dallas County Health and Human Services Department will offer free flu vaccines beginning Wednesday.
The vaccine will be available in both the adult and children's immunization clinics on the first floor of the DCHHS building at 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway in Dallas until the supply is depleted.
Both the adult and child immunization clinics are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
On Wednesdays, the children's clinic closes at 6 p.m.
That DCHHS clinics will be closed Dec. 24 and 27 and Jan. 3 for the holidays.
The children's flu vaccine is also available at other DCHHS clinic locations
3312 N. Buckner Boulevard, Suite 200 in Dallas
1113 E. Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 200 in Dallas
2445 W. Northwest Highway, Suite 107A in Dallas
440 South Nursery Road, in Irving
2774 Valwood Parkway in Farmers Branch
"This offer is one that should be hard to pass up," said DCHHS Director Zachary Thompson. "Parents should come and get the whole family vaccinated before the brunt of the flu season is upon us."
This year's flu vaccine is an all-in-one inoculation that offers protection against multiple flu strains including the H1N1 virus. Some children under the age of 9 years old may need two doses of the vaccine.
Because the predominant strain that is currently circulating locally is H3N2, people who received the H1N1 vaccination last flu season are strongly encouraged to get this season's flu vaccine for the protection it offers against other flu strains.