All Family Health Centers of San Diego clinics offer flu shots. It’s important to remember to get vaccinated against the flu and protect yourself and your loved ones from the hassle of influenza! Get vaccinated today by requesting the flu shot at your next appointment.
Prevent the Flu:
- Get vaccinated today by requesting a flu shot.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unclean hands.
Learn More About:
When should I get vaccinated?+
The best time to get vaccinated is before the flu season begins, which starts in October; however, a flu vaccination is recommended as long as it can still be beneficial throughout the year.
Who should get vaccinated?+
Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year. Different flu shots are approved for people of different ages. Flu shots are also approved for use in pregnant people and people with chronic health conditions.
Who should talk to their doctor before getting the flu shot?+
- People who have an allergy to eggs or other vaccine ingredients
- People who have ever had Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)
- People who are feeling ill
Can a flu shot give me the flu?+
No, a flu shot cannot cause flu illness. Flu vaccines are made either with flu vaccine viruses that are not infectious or with no flu viruses at all.
Is it better to get the flu than the flu vaccine?+
No. Flu can be a serious disease, particularly among young children, older adults and people with certain chronic health conditions. Any flu infection can carry a risk of serious complications, hospitalization or death, even among healthy children and adults.
Do I really need a flu vaccine every year?+
Yes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine for just about everyone six months and older.
Should I wait to get vaccinated so that my immunity lasts through the end of the season?+
It is recommended that flu vaccinations begin by October, if possible. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating, it is not too late to get vaccinated, even in January or later.