- Tue, Nov 14, 2017 10:30 PM
1570 East Colorado Boulevard
Latitude: 34.1438, Longitude: -118.118
Now is the time to get vaccinated against the flu. Read on for more information about the 2017-2018 seasonal flu vaccine: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each year. Only injectable flu vaccines are recommended for the 2017-2018 season. Your doctor can tell you which is available and most appropriate for you. The nasal vaccine is not recommended this year. Vaccines protect against both Type A strains of influenza (H1N1 and H3N2) and a Type B strain. Both trivalent (three component) and quadrivalent (four component) flu vaccines will be available during the 2017-2018 flu season. The quadrivalent vaccines also protect against the additional Type B strain. Getting a flu vaccine will not make you sick, but you may have minor side effects that mirror flu symptoms, lasting one to two days. You should get the flu vaccine as soon as it is available in your area. However, if you haven’t gotten vaccinated yet, it is not too late—influenza activity can continue even into April or May. The District will offer a free flu shot clinic to all full-time employees and their dependents on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in CA-104. This is on a first come first serve basis as shots are limited.