Environmental Health

Get Vaccinated to Fight Flu

National Kicks Off2019-2020 Flu Vaccination Campaign, September 26

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for all persons aged 6 months and older, with rare exceptions. 

Best way to prevent the seasonal flu is by getting your annual flu vaccine. Have all eligible household members vaccinated for influenza as soon as possible. The Garland Public Health Clinic has flu vaccines available for both children and adults at 206 Carver Dr., Garland TX 75040 walk-in from 7:30am to 5:30pm.  Most insurances accepted.  For more information, call 972-205-3370.

Best way to reduce the spread of flu or any other virus is to practice good hygiene. We encourage you to wash hands often, keep hands away eyes, nose, and mouth, and cover coughs and sneezes with a sleeve or a tissue. 

Please stay home from school or work if any you have any flu symptoms, including fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headaches, chills, and fatigue, and contact your health care provider.

For more prevention and precaution tips, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm

The Environmental Health Department works with Sachse's residents and public health agencies to manage food service and public health issues within the community.

Department responsibilities include:

  • Disease control
  • Child Care Inspections
  • Food establishment inspections
  • Food safety
  • Mosquito control
  • Permits
  • Public swimming pool inspections
  • Stormwater management (Public Works)
  • Temporary food permits