2 more flu-related deaths reported in Houston area

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 11:26AM
More flu-related deaths have been reported in Harris and Galveston counties.


HOUSTON, Texas - Harris and Galveston Counties are reporting two more deaths associated with the flu.

In Harris County, officials tell ABC13 the number of flu-related deaths is now three this season, up one from what was reported in January.

In Galveston County, the death of a 48-year-old woman has been associated with the flu, the second in that area this season. Officials say she died in late January and had pre-existing health conditions.

The first was a 61-year-old woman, also with pre-existing health conditions, who died in mid-January.

The Galveston County Health District is still offering free flu shots on the following days:

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
8 a.m.-5 p.m.: GCHD Immunization Clinic, 9850-B Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite B-104, Texas City

Thursday, February 8
8 a.m.-5 p.m.: GCHD Immunization Clinic, 9850-B Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite B-104, Texas City

1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: College of the Mainland Technical Vocational Building, 1200 N Amburn Road, Room T1150, Texas City

Friday, February 9
8 a.m.-5 p.m.: GCHD Immunization Clinic, 9850-B Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite B-104, Texas City


Fort Bend County health officials say they have not had any reported flu deaths. However, Fort Bend is offering no-cost flu shots this week at the annexes in Rosenberg and Missouri City.

Rosenberg Annex - 4520 Reading Rd., Rosenberg, TX 77471

Thursday, Feb. 8: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 9: 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Missouri City Annex - 307 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, TX 77459

Wednesday, Feb. 7: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 8: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 9: 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10: 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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