When? Flu season lasts from September until about April.
Get your flu shot as soon as possible!
Holidays–especially dangerous time for your family! Have you and your family received your flu shots? If not, you are more likely to get the flu during the holidays.
Why? During parties, many people are visiting together in one home. They could be passing along their flu germs. Shopping at the mall in crowded stores increases your risk of getting the flu.
Passing along the flu to others If you get the flu, you may not feel sick for a day or two. You could pass the flu to others and not even know it.
Especially dangerous! It’s especially dangerous for these people to get the flu:
• a pregnant woman
• a new baby
• an older person
• a person with diabetes
• a person with heart problems
• a person who is already sick
Who needs a flu shot? All children and all adults need flu shots. If you are pregnant during flu season, your flu shot is even more important.
Even young people can get the flu! Even healthy people can get the flu!
They’re safe! Flu shots are safe. They work well to keep you healthy.
Learn more! Learn more about the flu. Click here>>
Flu shots–starting today! You and your children can receive a flu shot at your doctor’s office or at a pharmacy. See other locations below.
Free flu shots for children and youth If your child is 6 months old up to age 18, he or she can receive a free flu shot from Cedars-Sinai COACH for Kids. Read about Cedars-Sinai COACH for Kids here>>
Starting January 8th–Cedars-Sinai COACH for Kids Your child can receive a free flu shot in a number of locations. Click here to see their January calendar, and learn where children can receive shots. Scroll down to read this in Spanish.
Also starting January 8th–free flu shots for children near our WIC centers Some of the Cedars-Sinai COACH for Kids mobile vans park near our WIC centers. Medical providers on board give shots and provide other health care services. Click here to see our calendar>>