Flu Update Summer 2019

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Flu Season Has Ended

In the U.S, flu season occurs in the fall and winter. The CDC recommends that people 6 months and older get vaccinated against the flu. This year the vaccine will be given at Public Health Centers and other locations throughout the County during the fall and winter months, and later. For 2019-2020 flu clinic information, please check our website at www.sdiz.org in early October. At that time, you may also call 2-1-1 for flu shot clinic information.

RELATED: Don't Believe Flu Myths! Visit our special Flu Myths page to learn the facts about some common flu and flu vaccine myths.

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 coming flu season. And it is not possible to predict how mild or severe this flu season will be.

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:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water,
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your arm,
  • Stay away from sick people whenever possible, and 
  • Stay home when you are sick. 

Here are some other good sources of information about flu and flu vaccine:

California Department of Public Health Flu Website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Flu Website

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

 

 

 

 

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