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,
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