Information About Influenza

2017-2018 Flu Season

The 2017-2018 influenza season began on October 1, 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu.

You can also take some basic steps to protect yourself and family from getting flu and other respiratory infections. Make sure to:

  • wash your hands often
  • cover coughs and sneezes with your sleeve or a tissue
  • stay home when you are sick

Where to Get Vaccinated

Check in advance about cost and insurance coverage; influenza vaccine is typically covered by health insurance.

The Stanislaus County Public Health immunization clinic offers flu vaccine daily, no appointment necessary. The influenza vaccine is available for anyone six months of age and older.

Service is provided on the following days:

    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 08:00 am - 06:00 pm

The public health clinic is located at:

    820 Scenic Drive
    Modesto CA 95350

Additional information can be obtained by calling (209) 558-7700

Additional Resources

CDC - Fight Flu