Itís Not Too Late to Get your Flu Vaccination!
The flu season can last into the spring and as long as flu viruses are circulating, itís not too late to get vaccinated. In fact, flu activity usually peaks in January or February, so getting vaccinated now can protect you at the time of the year when you are most likely to be exposed to the flu.
Everyone 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated against the flu every year because each yearís flu vaccine is made to match the strains of flu circulating that year. If you have health insurance, your best source for vaccination is your regular clinic or provider office. Flu vaccinations are also available in community settings such as pharmacies and some community clinics. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) is also offering flu vaccines at no-cost at its public health centers throughout Los Angeles County. No appointments are needed for LA County Department of Public Health vaccination clinics.
Where can I get vaccinated?
Los Angeles County Department of Public
Health Flu Vaccination Clinics
Other Resources for Getting Flu Vaccinations
Who should get flu vaccinations?
Flu vaccinations are recommended for all persons 6 months of age and over, including healthy adults. It is especially important to get a flu vaccine if you are:
- 6 months through 18 years of age
- 50 years of age and older
- Pregnant or just had a baby
- Morbidly obese
- Living in a nursing home or long-term care home
- Living with a weakened immune system or chronic medical condition (diabetes, heart or lung disease)
- Living with or caring for someone who is more likely to have flu complications
- A healthcare provider.
What is the cost to get flu vaccinations?
- The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health offers flu vaccines at no charge to people who don't have health insurance or whose healthcare provider does not offer flu vaccines.
- If you have health insurance, please contact your regular health care provider or insurance provider to confirm the cost for vaccination.
- The cost of flu vaccinations at pharmacies and community clinics varies. Please call ahead to confirm the cost for vaccination.
Where can I learn more
Can my organization host a flu vaccination clinic?
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health partners with community-based organizations to offer flu vaccinations to individuals who do not have access to vaccinations through a regular healthcare provider at community sites across Los Angeles County. If your organization is interested in hosting a flu vaccination clinic: