Now more than ever, it’s important to get immunized for flu.
Where Can I Get a Flu Vaccine?
One of the most important steps to prevent influenza (flu) is to get a flu vaccine. Flu vaccines are offered in many places for little to no cost. To find a flu vaccination near you:
- Call your doctor
- Call or check with your preferred pharmacy online
- Call 2-1-1, the LA County Information Line (you can ask for locations where flu vaccinations are LOW COST or FREE)
- Visit a Los Angeles County Public Health Center
Additional Flu Clinic Resources and Information
Protect yourself from flu by getting a flu vaccine.
Flu is more than a bad cold. Flu can lead to severe illness, hospitalization or even death. Flu viruses change over time, so it is important to get an annual flu vaccine that offers the best protection from severe illness.
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Who Should Get a Flu Immunization?
Everyone 6 months and older should get an annual (yearly) flu vaccine. 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 Vaccinated for Flu?
Yes. Flu vaccination has been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, having to go to the doctor, hospitalization and death.
- Flu vaccines are very safe and effective.
- The flu vaccine can’t give you the flu. Most people who get the flu vaccine have no side effects but it’s normal to have a sore arm, a low-grade fever, or body aches that last a day or two.
- Call your doctor or get tested if you think you are sick with COVID-19 or flu.
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