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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Beach Cities Health District advises residents to get the flu vaccine.

 

Why get the flu vaccine?

·     It’s the best way to prevent the flu.

·     It’s safe.

·     It protects you against the harmful effects of flu. Every year, tens of thousands of people nationwide are hospitalized or die from flu-related illnesses.

·     You can protect others who are too young or unable to get vaccinated.

·     It can help keep people out of the hospital which will prevent overwhelming the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Who should get the flu vaccine?

Beach Cities Health District advises residents to follow flu vaccination guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season with rare exceptions.

High-risk populations include:

·     Children younger than two years old

·     Pregnant women

·     Persons 65 years of age and older

·     People with chronic medical conditions (e.g. asthma, lung disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes)

 

Where do I get a flu vaccine?

·     Your healthcare provider

·     Local providers and retailers, including pharmacies

·     Visit a Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Clinic