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Flu Information

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According to the CDC, seasonal flu activity may start as early as October continue as late as May. Please do not visit patients in the hospital if you are exhibiting any flu-like symptoms including cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle or body aches.

The best flu prevention tactics involve simple behaviors, such as hand washing, coughing into a tissue or a sleeve and staying at home if you have flu-like symptoms. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine is designed to protect against the flu strains that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season.

For more information on the Flu visit our Health Information section or use these links to other community resources to learn about the flu and the latest on the flu virus:

Additional resources in the local area for annual flu shots:

  • Maxim Health Flu shot locator for CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid
  • CostCo - Find a flu shot at CostCo
  • Safeway - Find a flu shot at Safeway stores

Flu Shots 2013-2014 at the RotaCare Free Clinic

Starting on Friday, September 13, 2013, flu shots for uninsured community residents, 6 months of age and older,  will be available through the El Camino Hospital Immunization Program at the RotaCare Free Clinic on the Mountain View campus.

Shots are available weekly on:
from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

No appointment is necessary. Please call the flu shot hot line for regular updates on availability of the vaccine at 650-988-8255.

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