Jill Replogle, Fronteras Desk http://kut.org en Hispanics Less Likely to Get Flu Shot http://kut.org/post/hispanics-less-likely-get-flu-shot <p>Hospitals and clinics in Austin and Travis County are <a href="http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Health/Epidemiology/flu_week52.pdf" target="_blank">reporting high levels of flu activity</a>. Across Texas, six kids have died so far this year from flu-related illnesses.</p><p>Doctors say the <a href="http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/news/releases/2013/High-Flu-Activity-Means-People-Should-Get-Vaccinated,-Seek-Treatment.doc" target="_blank">best way to protect yourself</a> is to get a flu shot.</p><p>But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Hispanics are 10 percent less likely to get vaccinated than non-Hispanic whites. <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/vaccination/nfs-survey-march2012.htm#ethnicity-adults" target="_blank">According to a CDC survey</a>, in March of 2012, less than 40 percent of Hispanic adults had been vaccinated. That's compared to around 50 percent of non-Hispanic white adults. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:15:00 +0000 Laura Rice & Jill Replogle, Fronteras Desk 6165 at http://kut.org Hispanics Less Likely to Get Flu Shot