The City of Waco is in Stage 2 of our Drought Contingency Plan as of July 13, 2022 limiting water use.
Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
The Health District receives reports from hospitals, clinics, laboratories, school, nursing homes, and other healthcare partners on the number of flu and flu-like illnesses on a weekly basis year-round. This information is calculated and reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Visit our Immunization Services page for more information about scheduling your flu shot at the Waco-McLennan County Health District.
Flu activity is defined as:
Flu vaccines have been updated to better match circulating flu virus and any licensed, age-appropriate flu vaccines are recommended. The nasal spray flu vaccine (LAIV) is again a vaccine option. Ask your health provider about what vaccine is right for you.
How to Prevent the Flu
Flu Symptoms and Diagnosis
Flu Activity in Texas
Flu Activity in the United States