Get the best defense against the flu in Northern California

SEP 07, 2016
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If you’re a parent, you’re always taking care of others. From calming a crying baby and making school lunches to creating Halloween costumes with your kids — you don’t have much time to relax. And you certainly can’t afford to be sick. That’s why it’s so important to take care of yourself and protect yourself from the flu.


The flu is serious business


The flu isn’t like an ordinary cold, where you might get a few sniffles and aches. It can make you feel much worse — to the point where you may have to miss work for 2 weeks. And if you pass it to your kids, they might have to stay home from school for 2 weeks. In some cases, you could even be hospitalized because of the flu.


Flu shots protect you and your family


So, what’s your best defense against the flu? A flu shot. It protects you, as well as everyone around you — your kids, your partner, relatives, friends, and anyone else who may be at risk. And if you’re an expectant mother, you should get a flu shot while you’re pregnant so both you and your baby are less likely to get the flu. (Your newborn can get a flu shot at 6 months.) Flu shots are safe and have a proven record of protection. And this year’s shot targets this year’s virus.


Where can you get your flu shot?


As a Kaiser Permanente member, you can get the flu shot at at our facilities. And no appointment is needed at our flu shot clinics. To find a flu clinic near you, just go to our Cold and Flu Tool for Northern California members.


For the most up-to-date information on when and where to get a flu shot, call the 24-hour flu hotline at 1-800-573-5811 or click here.

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