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Flu Prevention

You can protect yourself and your family:


For information on how to prevent the flu or find where to get the flu shot: www.flu.oregon.gov or call 211. 

For Providers: Healthcare providers will find helpful information through the state here. Disease reporting is only for hospitalized patients. State public health laboratory testing is limited so contact your local health department for guidance. For information on which wholesale distributors or manufacturers have influenza vaccine in stock, check the Influenza Vaccine Availability Tracking System. Additional information is also available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or click here for flu updates.
Click here to view the full-sized flu season infographic.

Why is getting vaccinated so important?

Vaccination is the most effective way to stay healthy and avoid catching the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older should receive an annual influenza vaccination. Children 6 months through 8 years may need two doses depending on previous flu vaccine history, so it is important to talk to your provider. A seasonal flu shot  is especially recommended for people with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women, people living or caring for babies six months and younger or people who are unable to be vaccinated because of health reasons and all health care workers.

Where can I get vaccinated?

Flu vaccine is available from health care providers, local health departments and many pharmacies. To find a flu shot provider near you, visit flu.oregon.gov or http://www.getaflushot.com/ or call 1-800-SAFENET (1-800-723-3638).

Additonal Resources

If you have questions about this information, visit the Clackamas County Immunization Program, 503-655-8799.

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