Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

Update on 2017-2018 Flu Season

All people 6 months and older are recommended to receive an influenza vaccination each year.

Certain people are at "high risk" of serious complications from seasonal influenza. These include people 65 years and older, children younger than five years old, pregnant women, and people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions.

The best time to get vaccinated is as soon as the vaccine is available. You can still get a flu shot through the fall, winter or spring, since flu season usually peaks in February but continues through May. Individuals who lack health insurance should contact their county health department to inquire about flu vaccine clinics.