Cold and Flu

Protect against the seasonal flu

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It can infect the nose, throat, and lungs and sometimes can lead to serious complications, hospitalizations, and death. "Flu Season," which is when outbreaks of the flu are common, typically runs from October to May, usually peaking between December and February.

Here are some ways to help you stay safe and prevent the spread of the flu.

Get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) cites the annual flu vaccine “flu shot” as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
It is especially important to get the flu shot this year.

$25.00 without Insurance
*Contracted health plans will be billed for full cost of vaccine

It's never too late to get your flu shot!

Stop the spread of germs – wash your hands, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Wear a face covering. Make sure you follow proper masking guidelines: cover both your nose and mouth.

Seek medical advice if you develop flu symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have the flu or COVID-19.
If you’re experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.

Madera County Public Health Free Flu Vaccine Clinics