Flu Season 2022-23
(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:
- reduces illness and transmission in our community
- reduces clinic visits and hospitalization
- 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!
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:
- Muscle Aches
- 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:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Flu Website
- California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Flu Website
- Summary of the 2022-23 influenza recommendations by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.