Holidays are dangerous times! While you’re shopping in crowded malls or celebrating Thanksgiving in your sister’s home, those flu germs are spreading.
Birthday parties are too! Enjoy the birthday party. But get your flu shot first.
When many people are together in a mall or a home, there’s a greater chance of getting the flu and spreading the flu.
Protect yourself and your children! The flu is no fun. It’s far worse than a cold. Get a flu shot for everyone in the family as soon as possible!
More dangerous than you think! The flu is especially dangerous for pregnant women, new babies, older people, and people with diabetes or heart problems to get the flu. Let’s protect them too!
When? Flu season lasts from September until about April. Get your flu shot as soon as possible!
Safe! Flu shots are safe. They work well to keep you healthy.
Who? All children and adults need flu shots. If you are pregnant during flu season, your flu shot is even more important.
Young people can get the flu! Even healthy people can get the flu! And if you get the flu, you can pass it on to others.
Where? You can receive a flu shot at your doctor’s office or at a pharmacy.
Free flu shots for children and youth If your child is 2 months old up to age 18, he or she can receive a free flu shot from Coach for Kids. See the Coach for Kids calendar here (scroll down for Spanish>>
Free flu shots for the whole family–6 months and older! Visit any of these LA County flu clinics:
• Wednesday, December 12, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: MLK Jr. Campus Farmers Market, 1620 E. 120th St., Los Angeles 90059
• Wednesday, December 19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: MLK Jr. Campus Farmers Market, 1620 E. 120th St., Los Angeles 90059
Flu shots at LA County clinics Your infant or child can receive a free or low-cost flu shot at an LA County clinic near you. Adults can sometimes receive shots there too. See the LA County website here>>
WIC parents and the flu At WIC, we discuss the flu shot with parents, especially pregnant mothers.
Are you eligible for WIC? Learn more about eligibility here>>