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For CDC guidance on respiratory viruses such as COVID-19, flu and RSV, please see:

Respiratory Virus Guidance - CDC 

First page of the PDF file: RVG-Summary-Graphic-5081


COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine Resources     

Government COVID-19 Tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.


Todos los hogares de EE.UU. son elegibles para ordenar 4 pruebas caseras gratuitas de COVID-⁠19. Las pruebas son gratuitas. Las pruebas serán enviadas en un plazo de 7 a 12 días a partir del pedido.

Pida sus pruebas ahora para tenerlas cuando las necesite.

At Home COVID-19 Test Kits

CVS - At Home COVID-19 Test Kits

Walgreens - At Home COVID-19 Test Kits

Vaccine Information

Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine - CDC

Visit to find out where vaccines are available in your community.

Brazoria County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Information


Flu season is here! Here's what you can do:

  1. Stay Informed: is the DSHS site for flu information in Texas. Dial 2-1-1 for flu information and vaccination locations or use the Vaccine Locator to find out about vaccine availability in your area.

  2. Get Vaccinated: Get a flu vaccination now. It's the best way to protect yourself and others.

  3. Stop the Spread: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer. Cover your coughs and sneezes. Stay home if you’re sick. Have a plan to care for sick family members at home. Clean common surfaces like doorknobs, handles, and keyboards.


Flu Links


Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Pertussis Resource



  • Classified as a viral zoonosis (virus contracted through animal-to-human transmission)
  • Similar symptoms to the chickenpox virus, typically leaves 2-4 weeks before clearing up on its own
  • First discovered among a colony of monkeys back in 1958 and primarily occurs in parts of Central and West Africa