San Saba has been blessed with a very light influenza season so far, and the H1N1 influenza ("swine flu") has not been as wide spread as feared. Much of the credit for this goes to our citizens who took the warnings to heart such as attention to hand washing, covering their coughing/sneezing, and the hundreds who took advantage of the H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines.
Nonetheless, there continues to be a risk for influenza - both seasonal and H1N1, especially during this part of winter and into the Spring.
If you have not done so yet, please consider helping to be part of the protection of our county by getting your influenza vaccines. The more people who are vaccinated in the community, the less chance the virus has to take hold here. By protecting yourself with the vaccine, you are helping to protect your family, friends and neighbors as well.
Next Tuesday, January 26th, there will be a free clinic offering the H1N1 vaccine sponsored by the Texas Department of Health at the Civic Center in San Saba from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
If you cannot make that clinic, there is still H1N1 influenza as well as regular "seasonal" flu vaccine available at the Hoerster Clinic during regular office hours Monday through Friday, no appointment needed.