The number of patients MedStar crews are treating for an Influenza Like Illness is more than three times as many as we did last year!

Crews are treating an average of 4 patients per day in November, up from an average of 1.8 patients per day in October.

October cases were more than double, and November cases are more than triple the number of patients treated last year!

We encourage all north Texans to use good flu prevention techniques from the CDC, and it’s still not too late to get your flu and COVID vaccines!

Quick Flu Transmission Prevention Tips:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

Click here for more CDC recommendations on flu prevention.

To help prevent the incidence of flu cases in our service area, MedStar is offering mobile flu vaccine clinics again this year for 10 or more people at places of convenience for you!

Vaccines are $30 each and we can either bill the organizer based on a roster provided by the organizer, or individuals can pay for the vaccines with us providing documentation on-site for insurance reimbursement. Payments can be made by cash, debit/credit card or Apple Pay.

To schedule an on-site flu vaccine clinic, please complete the form below.

On-site flu vaccine clinics are geographically limited to locations within, or immediately adjacent to, MedStar’s Service Area.

For more information about influenza, visit:

Mobile Flu Vaccine Clinic Request Form