Updated for 2019: Everyone six months old and older should get vaccinated. People age 65 and older, pregnant women, young children and those with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease or kidney and liver disorders are more susceptible to serious influenza complications, so flu vaccine is especially important for them.
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, including covering your cough and sneeze with a tissue, your arm or sleeve.
3. If you get the flu, complete all medication doses prescribed by your doctor and stay home.
Use the interactive map below to find a vaccination site near you.