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Flu Vaccine

Why get the flu vaccine?
*     It's the best way to prevent the flu.
*     It's safe.
*     It protects you against the harmful effects of flu. Every year, tens of thousands of people nationwide are hospitalized or die from flu-related illness.
*     You can protect others who are too young or unable to get vaccinated.
*     It can help keep people out of the hospital which will prevent overwhelming the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who should get the flu vaccine?

Beach Cities Health District advises residents to follow flu vaccination guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season with rare exceptions.
High-risk populations include:
*     Children younger than two years old
*     Pregnant women
*     Persons 65 years of age and older
*     People with chronic medical conditions (e.g. asthma, lung disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes)

Where do I get a flu vaccine?
*     Your healthcare provider
*     Local providers and retailers, including pharmacies
*     Visit a Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Clinic
Learn more here.