Flu Update

Flu Update Fall 2014

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Be Prepared. Be Protected. Get Flu Vaccine!

Influenza can be a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. The flu vaccine is one of the best ways to protect against influenza, and is recommended for everyone age 6 months and older. The County of San Diego's Immunization program urges you, your family and everyone to get flu vaccine this season!

Flu vaccine is recommended annually for persons 6 months of age and older, and is available at doctors' offices, clinics, retail pharmacies and other places around the County. It is also available at County Publlic Health Centers. For 2014-2015 flu clinic information, please visit the Immunization Program's Influenza Vaccine Clinics page. You can also call 2-1-1 for flu clinic information.

Besides getting flu vaccine, here are a few simple steps you can take every day to stop the spread of the flu and other germs:

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes--with a tissue or cough/sneeze into your arm;
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water aren't available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people;
  • Stay home when you are sick.

For more flu information, please visit the Immunization Program's General Flu Information page.

Other sources of flu information include:

California Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Flu Website

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Flu Website
 

 

 

 

 

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