Early increases in seasonal influenza activity have been reported in most of the United States, with the southeast and south-central areas of the country reporting the highest levels of activity according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC recommends everyone ages 6 months and older receive a yearly flu vaccine.
If you are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications, flu vaccination is especially important. When you get vaccinated, you reduce your risk of getting sick with flu and possibly being hospitalized or dying from flu.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- Adults 65 years and older
- Adults with certain chronic health conditions
- Pregnant people
Co-administration of COVID-19 vaccines and flu vaccines is approved by the CDC. To make an appointment for your yearly flu vaccine visit vaccinatelacounty.com or call 833-540-0473 between 8:00 am and 8:30 pm 7 days a week for assistance with appointments. Homebound residents can request an in-home vaccination appointment for COVID-19 and flu vaccines by visiting ph.lacounty.gov/vaxathome or by calling the Public Health Call Center.