Now more than ever, it’s important to get immunized for flu.
Where Can I Get a Flu Immunization?
Health care providers are taking steps to help ensure your visit is safe and that you are protected from COVID-19 and other illnesses. To find a flu immunization near you:
- Call your doctor, or your local pharmacy
- Call 2-1-1, the LA County Information Line (you can ask for locations where flu immunizations are LOW COST or FREE)
- Visit a Los Angeles County Public Health Clinic which offer FREE flu, COVID-19 vaccinations and COVID-19 testing.
Additional Flu Clinic Resources and Information
Stay healthy during the pandemic and protect yourself from flu by getting a flu immunization.
Flu is more than a bad cold. Flu 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.
Flu – Get Immunized
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?
Yes. Flu immunization 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 immunization 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.
What Should I Do, I Have Symptoms that Could Be Flu or COVID-19?
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