Cold & Flu Prevention During COVID-19

Getting your annual flu shot has always been recommended by public health professionals. And with the ongoing pandemic, your flu shot is even more important this year to protect yourself, your family and your coworkers. Everyone over the age of 6 months is encouraged to get their flu shot, especially those who are most vulnerable​ to getting sick.

The County is committed to its employees' and residents’ health and well-being and is offering many ways for everyone to get a free flu shot​. It is safe and effective to help:

  • ​Reduce the chances of getting the flu,
  • Reduce the severity of symptoms of the flu, 
  • Reduce the spread of the flu, and
  • Reduce the strain on our health system so hospitals and clinics can focus on combatting the spread of COVID-19.

“Preventing the spread” is key this year. In addition to getting your flu shot, continue to practice the same healthy habits to reduce the spread of both the flu and COVID-19:

  • ​Wash your hands thoroughly and often (or use hand sanitizer if you’re in a pinch),
  • Wear your mask or face covering,
  • Keep a distance of 6+ feet from others when in a public space,
  • Contact your doctor if you are sick or have flu-like symptoms, and
  • Take time to take care of yourself​​.​​

​To learn more about the flu vaccine and proper precautions to take during flu season, please visit www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent​​.

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