POSTED: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 2:57pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:23am
RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — Flu season is here and health officials say there are already cases of influenza.
Dr. Brian Smith with the Texas Department of State Health Services says flu season started October 1st and will run until May of 2014.
"Right now it’s important to get the influenza vaccination and especially for pregnant woman and for medical personnel, everyone that works around the hospital, because they will be around patients but also everyone over the age of 6 months." said Dr. Smith.
Dr. Smith says people need to wash their hands.