As respiratory virus activity continues to climb across the country, Texas is one of 38 states reporting “very high” respiratory virus level activities.

With more than 55,000 combined hospitalizations for COVID-19 and the flu reported nationwide during the final week of 2023, it’s important to remember that it’s never too late to get your flu shot.

No matter your age or health status, vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your community against these illnesses. Columbus Community Hospital, along with the CDC and top health experts, recommends everyone over the age of six months receive the flu vaccine and an updated COVID-19 booster, and that adults over the age of 60 receive the RSV vaccine.

Columbus Community Hospital encourages everyone over the age of six months to get their flu shot, and the Columbus Medical Clinic makes it easy, with walk-in hours available Monday – Friday, from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and appointment hours available Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Call 979-732-2318 to schedule a flu vaccine appointment today.

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Columbus Community Hospital is committed to delivering excellent preventative care like flu vaccines and providing our community with accurate, trusted, and up-to-date vaccine information. Speak to your doctor about any questions you may have regarding flu or COVID vaccines.

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