It’s not too late to protect yourself and your family from the flu
Cold and flu season is just beginning. There is still time to get your flu vaccine. The flu shot is the best way to protect yourself against the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says everyone 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine.
Find our flu shot locations online.
If you get care in Northern California, please visit kp.org/mydoctor/flu for flu shot locations.
Here are some other ways you can protect yourself from colds and flu:
- Wash your hands often. Frequent hand washing helps protect you from whatever bug is going around. Plain soap works just as well as antibacterial soap.
- Use hand sanitizer. The alcohol in sanitizer gels and wipes helps kill cold and flu viruses you pick up from any surface you touch.
- Keep your hands away from your face. Try not to rub your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs can enter your body this way or be spread from your hands to others.
To find out more about how to help prevent and care for colds and flu, visit kp.org/flu.
If you live in Northern California, visit our special cold and flu website at kp.org/mydoctor/flu.