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Nov 30

Where to get your flu vaccine

Posted on November 30, 2020 at 8:26 pm by Clay Curtin

To prevent a “twindemic” of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza, San Mateo County Health is urging everyone over the age of 6 months to get a flu shot to protect themselves and their loved ones. Flu vaccines are an important step in protecting yourself, your family, and your community from a disease that
affects thousands of people in the United States every year. Older adults, pregnant women, young adults, children, and people with other underlying health conditions are most at risk of getting the flu.

It takes two weeks after being immunized to be fully protected. The vaccine only keeps you fully protected for about one year, so it’s important to get vaccinated every year. You can get flu shots at:
  • Your primary doctor’s office
  • Retail pharmacies and stores (call first to check vaccine availability)
  • Use VaccineFinder
  • Home-bound patients who need flu shots should call 1-800-675-8437
  • Download the 2020-2021 free flu vaccine clinic locations list (English, Spanish) provided by the county 
Flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue. There are other viruses that can cause these symptoms, but a high fever and bad cough usually indicate flu.