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Flu Response

About Influenza

Influenza (flu) is an airborne viral respiratory condition characterized by symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, and muscle pain. Illness can be mild to severe. Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by tiny droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. The best way to prevent flu is by getting vaccinated each year

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Influenza Season 2020-21

Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year, a flu vaccine is more important than ever. It’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Flu FAQs  Flu and COVID-19

 

 

Flu Shots

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot every year. It takes about two weeks for immunity to develop. September and October are good times to get a flu vaccine.​

Flu Shot Locations

Flu shots are available at doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, and other locations around the County. People without health insurance can go to a County Public Health Center.

Flu Shot Locations

People at High Risk

Getting the flu vaccine is especially important for people at high risk of influenza-related complications, including:

  • People with chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes and lung disease
  • People 65 years and older
  • Pregnant women
  • People who live with or care for others who are at higher risk

Steps to help avoid getting sick

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly and often
  2. Use hand sanitizer
  3. Stay away from sick people
  4. Stay home if you are sick