What information can we get out to our citizens regarding flu
Last week (October 22), Governor Abbott announced that the Texas Department of State Health
Services (DSHS) secured a total of 2.8 million doses of flu vaccine to be
used for Texas Vaccines for Children Program and the new Adult Influenza Vaccine Initiative. According to the
governor’s press release, flu vaccines are taking on an additional level of
importance this year so that medical providers can focus on treating COVID-19
DSHS has a good webpage dedicated to the Texas flu and flu vaccine
information that can be shared with city residents.
What is the latest on the COVID-19 spike in El Paso and
elsewhere around the state?
Despite state and local efforts to quell the pandemic surge in El
Paso, numbers continue to tick upwards. Local efforts include a curfew,
increased enforcement of the governor’s executive order, and asking citizens
not participating in essential activities to stay home. In recent days,
Governor Abbott has taken additional steps to help mitigate COVID-19 in the El Paso area.
New infections and hospitalizations continue to trend upwards
in a number of other areas of the state. City officials can track hospitalization data by Trauma Service Area and can
access other county level data on the Texas Department of State Health
Services’ County Trends Dashboard.
Where can I find archived issues of the TML Coronavirus
TML Coronavirus Updates are archived by date here and by subject here.