Texas Influenza (Flu) Season

1. Where To Get a Flu Vaccine

The following resources may be used to find a vaccine clinic near you:

2. National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) Resources

Below are several resources we welcome providers and health care facilities to use in the promotion of National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), scheduled for December 2-8, 2018.

  • DSHS is pleased to offer the following graphics provided by Walgreens for the promotion of NIVW:
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    Don't sit on your spurs, get a flu shot poster Remember the flu. Get a flu shot poster The flu just rolled in poster
  • See the CDC's National Influenza Vaccination Week page for highlights of the CDC's plans and additional resources for NIVW 2018.

3. Flu Season Websites

TexasFlu.Org logo

Texas DSHS
Protect Two from the Flu:


Texas DSHS – Infectious Disease Control Unit (IDCU):
Flu Surveillance Homepage
 Texas DSHS:


University of Arizona
Kid's Guide to Hand Washing

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
CDC Seasonal Flu Homepage

5. Flu Vaccine Information

Inactivated Influenza - Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) and Addendums

Live, Intranasal Influenza - Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) and Addendums

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Influenza Virus Vaccine Information

Immunization Recommendations - Children & Adolescents

Immunization Recommendations - Adults

7. Flu Print Publications

Health-care providers, child-care facilities, schools, etc. interested in ordering the below materials in bulk can do so via our online order form.

Flu Print Publications
Stock Number Title
11-12811 Little Kids Get The Flu Too!! Brochure - English (PDF)
11-12811A Little Kids Get The Flu Too!! Brochure - Spanish (PDF)
11-12812 Influenza (The Flu) Fact Sheet for Child-Care Settings - English (PDF)
11-13338 Flu Fighters Activity Book - Bilingual (PDF)
11-13710 Fight the Flu Brochure - English (PDF)
11-13710A Fight the Flu Brochure - Spanish (PDF)
11-13710P Fight the Flu Poster, 9.5" x 12" - Bilingual (PDF)
11-14015P Fight the Flu Poster, 18" x 25" - Bilingual (PDF)

8. Influenza Prevention Organizations

Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases' (NFID) Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition (CIIC) is made up of 25 of the nation's leading public health, medical, patient and parent groups. The CIIC mission is to protect infants, children and adolescents from influenza by communicating with "one strong voice" the need to make influenza immunization a national health priority.

Families Fighting Flu
A non-profit organization made up of families and pediatricians who have experienced first-hand loss of a child to the flu or have had a child experience severe medical complications from the flu...dedicated to providing comfort to one another and to encouraging everyone to vaccinate their children against the flu every year.

National Influenza Vaccine Summit - "Prevent Influenza Now!"
The National Influenza Vaccine Summit, started in the year 2000, is co-sponsored by the American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Summit is an action-oriented entity with over 400 members who represent over 100 public and private organizations with an interest in addressing and resolving influenza and influenza vaccine issues.

Last updated October 11, 2018