AUSTIN, Texas — Children’s Health Defense (CHD) is offering flu shots to children in a suburb of Austin, Texas, for the first time in the state.
The move comes after the CDC announced on Tuesday that the virus is becoming more prevalent and is affecting more children.
Children who have not yet received their flu shots at home or school may do so later this month, according to the CHD.
The CHD says the vaccines can be administered as a single dose or as a shot twice daily, once every two weeks.
The CHD also announced that its volunteers are now able to help with the delivery of vaccines in Austin.
The volunteers will be working alongside CHD staff to distribute the shots to those who have missed shots.
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The decision comes after CHD and the CDC released an update on the flu season earlier this week.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (SDHS) announced earlier this month that the pandemic has claimed over 1,000 lives, while 1,829 have died.