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.
Safe & Free Ways to Get a Flu Shot During COVID
There are even more options for you and your family to safely get a free flu shot and/or a COVID-19 test at work, at your doctor’s office, at a participating pharmacy, and more.
Get the Most from Your Benefit Plans
Your doctor and health benefit plans offer many ways to take care of yourself and family this fall and year-round with free flu shots, safe in-person wellness checks, virtual telemedicine, mail-in pharmacy, and more.
FAQs 2020: Cold, Flu, and COVID-19
Is the flu shot safe? What are the different symptoms between cold, flu, and COVID-19? Will the flu shot protect me from COVID-19? When is the best time to get a flu shot? Click here to get answers to these frequently asked questions and more.