Seasonal Influenza

In the U.S, flu season occurs beginning in the fall and lasts through the following spring or longer. The CDC recommends that people 6 months and older get vaccinated against the flu. This year the vaccine is being given at Public Health Centers and other locations throughout the County during the fall and winter months, and later. To find vaccine locations for the 2020-2021 flu season, please visit our Flu Vaccine Locations web page

You need to get vaccinated against the flu every year because vaccine protection lessens over time. So, even if you got vaccine last flu season, you still need it this flu season. And it is not possible to predict how mild or severe this flu season will be.

 

Here are some tips to help stay healthy this flu season (and all year long):

  • Get a flu vaccine!
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it and wash your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs that can cause respiratory illnesses like the flu.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are sick, limit your contact with others as much as possible so you don’t spread your infection to them.

 

For more flu information, visit:

 

Additional resources and information about the flu:

California Department of Public Health Flu Website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Flu Website

 

 

 

 

For more information send us an email or phone 1-866-358-2966.