County of San Diego, Immunization Services Branch
It’s flu season! Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to stay protected. It only takes a few minutes to get a flu shot, but it can save you days or even weeks from being sick in bed or in the hospital. CDC reports that flu vaccination prevents tens of thousands of hospitalizations each year. In 2019-2020, flu vaccinations prevented an estimated 105,000 flu-related hospitalizations. When people are immunized against the flu and other diseases, they protect their health and the health of their community. Get your flu shot this season and safely enjoy your favorite activities with the people you love.
The annual flu shot is recommended for everyone 6 months and older. It is especially important for people who are vulnerable to serious health complications from the flu. This includes pregnant women, children, seniors, and people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and immune system disorders. Contact your healthcare provider today for any questions you may have and to schedule an appointment for your annual flu shot. If you do not have a healthcare provider, call 2-1-1 San Diego to find a healthcare provider near you.