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Laredo Health Department encourages people to get vaccinated for respiratory illnesses.

The community is transitioning out of the peak season of respiratory illnesses, but health officials are reminding the public not to let their guard down. Jaime Perez from Laredo Health emphasizes the importance of getting vaccinated to avoid getting sick. Currently, flu levels in the city are low, with over 500 cases reported.

Despite the decreased levels of infection and illnesses, it is important to continue practicing preventive care by keeping up to date with vaccines. The RSV vaccine for children aged 0 to 24 months is available until the end of the month for a $10 administration fee. Additionally, the flu vaccine will be available until June 30 for both adults and children.

If you would like more information on the vaccines and how to get vaccinated for yourself or your family members, you can contact 956-727-6966. Stay proactive in protecting your health and well-being during this time. For more news headlines, visit the KGNS website.

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