Flu Activity on the Rise
It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate
(Santa Ana) – With a recent increase in flu cases nationwide, the Orange County Health Care Agency reminds people that the best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated. It is not too late to vaccinate. Flu vaccine is recommended for everyone six months of age and older, and is especially important for infants, young children, pregnant women, adults over 50, and for those with chronic medical conditions.
Flu vaccine is widely available from medical providers throughout Orange County. Information about these locations and dates is available at http://findaflushot.com. Free flu shots are also available for eligible individuals through the Health Care Agency’s Family Health Clinic located at 1725 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana on the below days. For information about the County’s flu shot program call the HCA Health Referral Line at 800-564-8448 or visit www.ochealthinfo.com.
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm (closed 11:45am- 12:45pm)
January 26 from 8:00 a.m. – noon
In addition to getting vaccinated, it’s important to practice good hand washing and other good health habits. People who are ill should take actions to stop the spread of germs such as:
- While sick, limit contact with others
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
- Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
For more information about seasonal influenza please visit the Health Care Agency’s website www.ochealthinfo.com/flu or the Centers for Disease Control website www.cdc.gov/flu
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