Winter is almost here which means that flu season is also here. The flu can cause serious illness. Several hundred thousand Americans are hospitalized every year with the flu. Many of the things we are already doing to avoid getting Covid–wearing a mask or covering our mouth with an elbow or tissue when we cough or sneeze and washing our hands–can be helpful to avoid getting the flu. But the most effective action you can take is to get the flu vaccine–and with the Covid-19 pandemic, this is more important than ever.
Flu shots are currently widely available throughout Santa Clara County. To find a flu shot, contact your healthcare provider or try this website: Flu vaccine finder . If Valley Medical Center is your provider, find a flu shot clinic here: Valley Medical Flu Clinics