The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department would like to take this opportunity to remind all the residents of our city and the surrounding area that it is not too late to get vaccinated against the flu. Flu season occurs in the fall and winter. The flu usually peaks in January or February, but it can occur as early as October and as late as May.
Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the flu virus.
It is spread when a person who has the flu coughs, sneezes, or
talks and droplets containing their germs land in your mouth or nose.
You can also get the flu by touching a surface or object that has the
flu virus on it and then touching your mouth, eyes, or nose. Most
healthy adults can infect others one day before symptoms develop, and
5-7 days after symptoms appear. Some people, especially young children
The best protection against the flu is the flu vaccine. The
Brownwood/Brown County Health Department would like to encourage anyone
who has not received a flu vaccine this flu season to get vaccinated
without delay. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that all
people age 6 months and older receive an annual flu vaccine. The flu
vaccine can be obtained at the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department
at this time. The cost of the adult flu vaccine is $20.00, or Medicare
part B. Individuals can call the health department at 325-646-0554 for
For answers to questions about the flu and the