El Pasoans urged to protect themselves from the flu this March

Locally, there have been two flu related deaths and nearly 700 cases reported in El Paso this flu season.

Since the flu is not slowing down, people are being urged to get vaccinated this month.

The program "Vaccinations for Health" is El Paso Fire Department is teaming up with the El Paso Health Department to provide flu vaccines to uninsured and those on Medicaid.

The flu has hit very late this year and has yet to peak.

Because of this, the flu season may last longer than expected.

The Center for Disease Control Prevention says the outbreak has been going on about eight weeks and it continues to increase.

Vaccinations will be available from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Fire Station 13 located at 5415 Trowbridge Dr.

Other days of service are Wednesday, March 8 and March 29.

There will be other services and screenings provided at the vaccinations for health event.

For more information click here or call 311.

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