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More flu-related deaths have been reported in Harris and Galveston counties. (KTRK)

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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