Sacramento County Public Health has reported the first confirmed travel-related coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case in a Sacramento County resident. The individual recently traveled from China, where an outbreak of the novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019.
While the Covid-19 is concerning, what poses a much greater and more imminent risk in our community is the flu virus. According to the CDC, the flu virus caused roughly 61,000 flu deaths in the U.S. in the 2017-18 season.
You can protect yourself, your family and the community from getting the flu, simply by getting the flu shot. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s not too late and the shot provides the best protection against getting the flu. For immunization services, contact the Sacramento County Public Health (SCPH) Immunization Assistance Programat 916-875-SHOT (7468) or use the HealthMap Flu Vaccine Finder.
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