Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

Got your Covid vaccination? You're not done yet! Get your flu vaccination too and prevent a Twindemic


Many experts believe we may see a tough flu season this year because some Covid prevention measures have been relaxed, and because many fewer cases were seen last year, so our immune systems were not challenged by flu last year. Both Covid and Influenza deaths are preventable with vaccines. Vaccination for Influenza and Covid can take place at the same time.

Sonoma County pharmacies are accepting Medi-Cal for flu vaccination:

Medi-Cal coverage for flu vaccination at local pharmacies

Up to 20% of Americans get the flu each year, causing an average of 36,000 deaths

Watch an excellent 17 minute update from Healio on flu during the pandemic:

'Mitigating the Impact of Influenza: Diagnostic Challenges'

A Covid season + a flu season = a whole lot of bad news

"Respiratory viruses each have their own patterns and there may be interactions among them — spread of one, for instance, may delay spread of another. What happens to that ballet when a new prima ballerina takes center stage? No one knows."

Read the Stat News Article by Helen Branswell

"Preventing the flu with vaccination is

the best bet". -Alliance for Health Policy #takefluoffthetable

Algorithms - co-circulating Covid & Flu
Flu ToolKit English
Flu ToolKit Spanish

Families Fighting Flu has partnered with the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and HealthyWomen to develop a Do You Know the Flu? comprehensive toolkit for pediatric healthcare professionals in an effort to increase annual flu vaccination rates in the pediatric population.

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