Don’t Let the Flu Get You Down!
The flu is a serious disease that causes millions of illnesses and thousands of deaths each year. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 79,000 Americans died of the flu in the 2017 – 2018 season. That is about the population of Turks & Caicos and Monaco combined. The flu vaccine can help protect people, and can help protect you.
Watts Healthcare continues to require annual flu shots for team members, and encourages all patients to receive flu shots as well. Flu season typically begins in October and lasts through May, so it is never too early, or too late to reduce the risk of getting sick.
2019-2020 Flu Clinic Information
Watts Healthcare offers flu shots at all our clinic locations throughout South Los Angeles County. Flu clinics are open through the season, during regular health center hours.
The cost of the flu shot is based on the vaccine type. Your insurance will be billed for your office visit, and all insurance plans cover the flu vaccine up to a 100 percent. Co-pays may apply based on your coverage.
Who is eligible to receive the vaccine?
Individuals 6 months & older
Is the flu vaccine safe?
Yes, the flu vaccine is safe. The CDC and FDA routinely monitor the safety of all vaccines, and have been shown to have a very strong safety record.
Why should I get the flu shot if I never get sick?
When a sick person is surrounded by other people who have received the flu vaccine, it decreases the likelihood that the infection will spread. Those who are vaccinated become a form of protection for those who have not been, or cannot be vaccinated, especially those individuals with compromised immune systems or babies less than 6 months of age.
The more people who are vaccinated, the better for your community and the general public.
If you have any questions or concerns about flu vaccinations, please talk with your health care provider.