The best way to prevent seasonal influenza is to get a flu shot, or vaccination, each year. October through May is the best time to get vaccinated.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza vaccinations are one of the most effective ways for minimizing the spread and risk of infection caused by the flu virus. Influenza vaccine reduces the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza or transmitting influenza to others. Vaccinations are the primary method used to protect against influenza and its potentially severe complications.
Annual flu vaccinations are available throughout Orange County beginning in the fall and available throughout the flu season. For information on where to receive your annual flu vaccination, please visit: