Free Flu Shot Clinics
The County of Sacramento is hosting Free Flu Shot Clinics through November. Please share the enclosed flyer with your families.
Flu season usually begins during the last weeks of October and the first weeks of November. Now is the time to vaccinate! The CDC recommends the flu vaccine for everyone age 6 months and older. Protection against the flu begins approximately two weeks after receiving the flu shot.
Each year, the flu season results in millions of lost work and school days at a cost of billions of dollars. Persons at the highest risk for complications of the flu include children under two, seniors and people with chronic health conditions, like asthma, heart disease and diabetes.
Contrary to myth, you cannot get the flu from the flu vaccine! The vaccine is made up of inactivated (killed) or weakened viruses that have no ability to infect the lungs. For more information about the seasonal flu, see Frequently Asked FLU Questions (FAQs) 2018-2019 Influenza Season at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2018-2019.htm.
Prevent the spread of flu by practicing frequent hand washing, covering your cough and clean frequently used surfaces like countertops, doorknobs and computer keyboards.