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Treating The Most Vulnerable This Flu Season Means Taking Flu Shots To The Streets

Fo many who live on the streets, flu shots and a lot of other health resources aren’t easy to come by, so a program in Forth Worth is trying to help out with that.

Alicia Coomes gives Michael Houston a flu shot at the roving flu clinic station, set up to help Fort Worth’s homeless.

Flu season has been especially severe this year in North Texas. Earlier this month, the Walgreens flu index ranked Dallas-Fort Worth the seventh most active metropolitan area in the country, prompting area hospitals to push flu prevention more than usual.

But those reminders can often miss the most vulnerable in the community – so a roving flu clinic in Fort Worth is closing the gap.

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