Flu Vaccination

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Flu Vaccine Finder

  • How to Use. Simply enter a city or ZIP code in the Flu Vaccine Finder box.
  • Results. The locator finds providers that are offering—or are planning to offer—flu vaccine to the public in the area entered.
  • Check First. Individuals should first check with their usual health care providers about vaccine availability.
  • Check Direct. DSHS urges the public to check with a listed provider to confirm that information presented in the locator about hours, dates, locations, eligibility and vaccine availability is accurate and current.
  • Local Notices. DSHS encourages the public to also watch for local announcements of flu vaccine availability.
  • Dial 2-1-1. Alternatively, Texans can call 2-1-1 or visit 211Texas.org to find information on vaccine availability from local public health departments and other nearby non-profit organizations.

Who Should Get Vaccinated?

  • This season’s flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age or older.
  • The vaccine is available in shot form for everyone (including babies as young as 6 months) with rare exceptions. 
  • The live attenuated influenza vaccine, commonly called the “nasal spray” vaccine and sold under the trade name FluMist, is once again on the list of recommended flu vaccines for the 2018-2019 U.S. influenza season.
  • If you have questions about which vaccine is best for you, talk to your doctor or other healthcare professional.
  • People with certain conditions—or who live with people with certain conditions—that put them at high risk of developing serious complications should they get the flu, are especially encouraged to get vaccinated, as are pregnant women.
  • Because babies under 6 months of age cannot receive the vaccine, it is important that family members and others around the babies get vaccinated to protect the babies and themselves.
  • There is no priority-group order for receiving the vaccine.

Vaccine Resources

For your convenience, DSHS has gathered the above additional online resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Except for the Flu Vaccine Finder,  CDC links open in a new window.

Last updated December 4, 2018