It's Flu Season

Stay healthy during the pandemic and protect yourself from flu by getting a flu immunization.

Flu is more than a bad cold. Flu can be mild to severe, and at times can lead to life-threatening illness, hospitalization or death. This year, flu and COVID-19 will be circulating in communities throughout LA County, and both can cause serious illness. The best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu, is to all get a flu immunization.


Where Can I Get a Flu Immunization?

To find a flu immunization near you, call your doctor, your local pharmacy or go to www.vaccinefinder.org To find a flu immunization at LOW COST or FREE call 2-1-1, visit a Los Angeles County Public Health Clinic, or a Seasonal Outreach Clinic.

Seasonal Influenza Outreach Clinic:
View a PDF Schedule by Date or City

Additional Flu Clinic Resources and Information:
Fight Flu Together, Community Clinics and Health Centers, LA County Library Free Flu Immunization Clinics, Anthem Blue Cross Free Flu Immunization Clinics, Long Beach Health and Human Services


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Who Should Get a Flu Immunization?

Everyone 6 months and older should be immunized against flu. Anyone can get flu (even healthy people), but people at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications include:

  • people 65 years and older,
  • pregnant women
  • children younger than 5 years
  • people with chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, or HIV)


Is it Safe to be Immunized for Flu?

  • Flu vaccines are very safe and effective.
  • The flu immunization canít give you the flu. Most people who get the flu vaccine have no side effects but itís normal to have a sore arm, a low-grade fever, or body aches that last a day or two.
  • Health care providers are taking steps help to ensure sure your visit is safe and that you are protected from COIVD-19 and other illness.
  • Call your doctor or get tested if you think you are sick with COVID-19 or flu.


I Have Symptoms that Could Be Flu or COVID-19. What Should I Do?

  • Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses.
  • Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis.
  • Flu and COVID-19 can both result in serious illness, including illness resulting in hospitalization or death.
  • Call your doctor or get tested if you think you are sick with COVID-19 or flu.




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