With the ongoing pandemic, it’s easy to forget there’s another respiratory virus putting you at risk during the fall and winter seasons. Like the COVID-19 vaccine, getting the flu shot is important to help protect yourself, your family, and your community.
San Bernardino County is offering free flu shots at County COVID-19 vaccination sites. Residents can also get a flu shot from their healthcare provider, local hospital, and/or pharmacy. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu shot for everyone six months of age and older. It takes about two weeks after getting the flu shot for antibodies to develop and provide protection against the flu. The CDC says flu and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time. The body’s immune response and side effects are generally the same whether you get one vaccine or two. If you do get two shots on the same day, expect to get each vaccine in a different arm, which may reduce any pain and swelling that might occur.
You can make an appointment for the vaccines at MyTurn.ca.gov, but walk-ins are also welcome.
Below are upcoming County vaccine events in Chino Hills: