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It is time for you and your children to have flu shots!

Flu shots are the best protection against the flu. Every year, thousands of people in the US are hospitalized with the flu. Flu season typically runs from October through mid-May, and peaks in February. This year, the flu nose spray is not available.

Dr. Vitaly Golub, a JPS infectious disease specialist, says the flu shot takes a couple of weeks to be effective so itís best to get it now.

JPS patients can get flu shots at certain JPS clinics. You donít need to have an appointment. For people without insurance or who want to pay out-of-pocket, the cost is $25. Click here for locations and times.

Flu shots are also available at our School-Based Health Centers. Call the clinic in your school district that is closest to you to make an appointment. The cost will vary depending on your insurance plan.

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Fort Worth, Texas 76104

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