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What You Should Know About the Flu

For the latest information on the 2020-2021 flu season, visit the CDC website.

Protect and Prevent

You can obtain the flu vaccine by contacting your primary care provider or visiting your local pharmacy.

Getting a flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu and its potentially serious complications. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated. Fight flu this season by getting your flu vaccine and encouraging others to protect themselves and their loved ones by doing the same.

To protect your health when getting a flu vaccine, follow CDC’s recommendations for running essential errands.

You can also help protect yourself and others through proper hand hygiene and every day preventive actions.

Flu and COVID-19

Influenza and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Because the symptoms of the flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two. Learn more by reviewing the Influenza Frequently Asked Questions on the CDC website.

Children’s flu shots available now

Flu shots, for children age six months through 18 years, are available now at Olympic Medical Physicians Children’s Clinics in Port Angeles and Sequim.

Schedule a visit today by calling the OMP Children’s Clinic at (360) 565-0999.

For more information on OMP Pediatrics providers, visit our Pediatrics page.