Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease which can be spread by coughing, sneezing, and nasal secretions. For most people the flu lasts only a few days and includes symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, and fatigue By getting vaccinated you can protect yourself from influenza and may also avoid spreading influenza to others.
Since flu activity is high in some states and only widespread in California, the community is still urged to get flu shots. Influenza like illnesses is low in Marin County as of the eighth week of tracking according to the MCHD. The College of Marin Health Center is still offering seasonal flu shots at the Kentfield Campus, Health Services Portable on a drop in basis. Please call (415) 485-9458 before coming in.
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