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Influenza (Flu) and Other Respiratory Diseases

Flu Shots are More Important Than Ever

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In an effort to prevent a "twindemic" of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza, we are urging all Californians, 6 months of age and older, to get vaccinated against the flu now.   Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe illness. A bad case of the flu can result in hospitalization or even death. Older adults and those with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated.

Where to Get Vaccinated

Check with your doctor first before trying these options: 


Clinics are making it safe for you to go in. You can also protect yourself by using the same precautions as you would going to the store.

What You Need to Know

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