Did you know…
- Flu viruses are thought to spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze, or talk? These droplets can spread up to others up to 6 feet away.
- Up to 70% of flu hospitalizations happen among adults 65 years and older.
- a flu shot can reduce a pregnant person’s risk of hospitalization with flu by about 40%, while also protecting their baby from flu for several months after birth.
To receive a flu shot today, visit www.sehdph.org/our-counties/ to find a health department location near you. You can also schedule an appointment to receive a flu shot by calling 1(855)473-4374.
For more information about flu viruses and vaccinations, visit www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccinations.htm.