Flu Season Resources & Information
Flu season is in full swing and the following information was provided by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.
The flu can be a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and the vaccine is one of the best ways to protect against it, and is recommended for everyone age 6 months and older, every year. The flu vaccine is available at doctors' offices, clinics, retail pharmacies, County Public Health Centers and other places around the county.
If you haven't already received your flu shot, you can find a list of clinics HERE.
You need to get vaccinated against the flu every year because vaccine protection lessens over time. So, even if you got vaccine last year, you still need it this year. And it is not possible to predict how mild or severe this flu season will be.
Still concerned about getting the flu vaccine? Please take a moment and look through this information:
What else can I do?
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.