PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT

News & Information

The Flu Season is here! Get your flu shot today.

The immunization clinic has flu vaccine available and they accept the following insurance and Medicaid plans:

• Blue Cross Blue Shield
• First Care
• Aetna
• Cigna
• Humana
• Medicaid (for children 6m-18 yrs old)

Getting a flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu and its potentially serious complications. CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated by the end of October.

What is new this flu season?

Flu vaccines have been updated to better match circulating flu viruses
Any licensed, age-appropriate flu vaccines are recommended
The nasal spray flu vaccine (LAIV) is again a vaccine option. Ask your health care provider about what vaccine is right for you
Learn more about what’s new for the 2019-2020 flu season.

Fight flu this season by getting your flu vaccine and encouraging others to protect themselves and their loved ones by doing the same. Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #FightFlu.

WEEKLY FLU REPORT

Check here every week to learn how the flu effects McLennan County. 

Flu activity reports will be posted weekly October 2019 through September 2020 for the 2019-2020 season.

Flu Activity Report for the week ending on 11-02-2019
Influenza-like illness: 193  Flu A: 2  Flu B: 13  Non-Differentiated (ND): 0

Total (Flu A, Flu B and ND): 15

For complete flu season history.

2019 Community Health Needs Assessment 

The 2018-19 CHNA was funded through a collaboration among the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, Ascension Providence, Baylor Scott & White Health Medical Center-Hillcrest, Family Health Center, Prosper Waco, and Baylor University Center for Community Research and Development.

The 2018 Annual Report 

The City Health Dashboard

The Health District and Prosper Waco have partnered with NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health, NYU Wagner, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Resource Network, to create a first-of-its-kind data visualization online tool that allows city leaders to view residents’ health by neighborhood – and take action!

Learn more about the City Health Dashboard. Visit the dashboard to learn more about our City! cityhealthdashboard.com

Lead Paint Hazards 

Click here to learn more about Lead Paint.