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Protecting Yourself against the Flu

Oct 28, 2020

Dear fellow community members and colleagues,

As you may be aware of, we are heading into a flu season that could be complicated by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The possible convergence of both influenza and COVID-19 in our communities means it is more critical than ever that every person get a flu shot. Doing so will help ensure not only that we have the highest possible protection against influenza for ourselves, but also that we are reducing the risk of transmitting the flu to our loved ones during this challenging time.

The flu vaccine provides its highest degree of protection in the first three-to-four months after you have the shot, so I encourage you to get it as soon as possible so that you are inoculated well in advance of traditional holiday gatherings.

SLO County residents can get the flu vaccine from your regular health care provider, many local pharmacies, or Public Health Department clinics (by appointment). The flu shot is covered by most insurance, including Medi-Cal.

In addition to getting immunized, it is important to remain diligent in stopping the spread of germs every day by staying home when sick, washing your hands often, wearing a cloth face covering in public, staying at least six feet from others outside of your household, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth. The strongest precautions are often the simplest safety measures.

Should you or anyone you know develop symptoms where you think you may need urgent care – please do not hesitate to come in – or call our Tele-ER at (805) 546-7990 to see if you need to come in at all. Our hospitals are safe, with separate spaces for those who may be infectious, and we are here to take care of you.

Thank you again for getting your flu shots and being the best part of A Community Built on Care.

Warmly,

Mark Lisa, CEO
Tenet Health Central Coast