Flu Season 2022-23

Flu Season 2022-23

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(Updated December 2022)

Fight the Flu: Steps to Protect Yourself and Others:

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Protect Yourself and Your Family this season

The Alameda County Public Health Department, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older.

Getting the flu vaccine:

  1. reduces illness and transmission in our community
  2. reduces clinic visits and hospitalization
  3. prevents illnesses that look like COVID-19

The 2022-23 flu season is expected to coincide with continued circulation of the virus that causes COVID-19. The flu vaccine is important every year, but this season it’s critical!

All forms of the vaccine are available this year:

  • Nasal sprayers
  • Prefilled syringes
  • Multi dose vials (across the different brands

The nasal spray vaccine is available during the 2022-23 influenza season but may be harder to find because of a limited supply.

Where can I get a Flu vaccine?

The best place to receive a flu vaccine is at your doctor’s office, but there are also other options, like pharmacies, clinics or sites on this flu locator website.

Free Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic:

  • Weekes Community Center Clinic
    Flu (6 months +) and Updated COVID-19 Boosters (5 years +)
    Hours: Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Located: 27182 Patrick Ave, Hayward, CA 94544
    Walk-Ins Welcome, Appointment Encouraged
    Appointments can be made online or by calling 510-268-2101

Is it safe to get the Flu vaccine and COVID-19 booster at the same time?

Yes, it is completely safe to get both Flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time!

Flu Facts

What is the Flu?

Influenza (the Flu) is a serious disease caused by influenza A or B viruses, mainly during the winter seasons. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death.

  • Symptoms include:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Headache
    • Muscle Aches
    • Weakness
    • Sore Throat
    • Runny Nose

How is the Flu Spread?

  • The flu virus spreads through the tiny droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
  • A person can get infected by breathing in these droplets, or by touching surfaces covered with these drops and then touching their mouth, nose, or eyes.
    • People who have the flu may spread it to others up to 5-7 after first feeling sick.

Will there be a version of shoo the flu this year and what does that look like? 

We're partnering with school districts that we partnered with previously for COVID-19 (5+) vaccines and will be offering flu and COVID-19 vaccinations at the school-based clinics.

For Additional Information on Flu Vaccinations:

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