The City of Sachse entered into an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Garland Health Department as well as Dallas County Health Department to make available to the citizens of Sachse all immunizations and well child services offered to the residents of Garland at the same fees as required of Garland residents. This includes students who attend Garland ISD and Wylie ISD schools, as long as the students are residents of Sachse.
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions are at higher risk for serious flu complications.
Yearly vaccination is the best protection against contracting the flu. Visit Flu.gov to learn more about seasonal flu vaccines.
Walgreen's (in Sachse) and CVS (on Highway 78 at Murphy Road) both offer the flu shot as well as several of the urgent care clinics.
There are four different antiviral drugs that are licensed for use in the U.S. for the treatment of influenza:
In treatment, antiviral drugs work best if started as soon after getting sick as possible, and might not work if started more than 48 hours after illness starts. When used to prevent the flu, antiviral drugs are about 70% to 90% effective.