Laredo Health Department encourages people to get vaccinated for respiratory illnesses.

As the peak season of respiratory illnesses comes to an end, health officials are reminding the public not to let their guard down. Although flu levels in Laredo are currently low, with over 500 cases reported in the city, it is important for individuals to continue practicing preventive care by keeping up to date with vaccines.

Jaime Perez from Laredo Health emphasizes the importance of getting vaccinated to avoid getting sick. The RSV vaccine, which is for children aged 0 to 24 months, will be available until the end of the month for a $10 administration fee. Additionally, the flu vaccine will be available until June 30 for both adults and children.

If you would like more information on the vaccines and how to get vaccinated for yourself or your family members, you can contact 956-727-6966. Stay proactive in protecting your health and well-being during this time. For more news headlines, you can visit the KGNS website.

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