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Protect Yourself From Flu

Last updated: January 19, 2018, 12:14 pm

California and Contra Costa are seeing high levels of flu activity. We remind the community to take the following steps to prevent the spread of flu.

  • Get your flu vaccine
  • Clean hands often with soap and water or with hand sanitizer
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home when you’re sick

People with flu like symptoms should call their health plan's Advice Nurses to get help with self-care or to help them decide if they need to visit an urgent care clinic, make an appointment with their health care provider or go to an emergency room. Rarely is emergency room needed for flu or respiratory issues.

Contra Costa Health Plan members and Contra Costa residents who do not have health coverage can call 1-877-661-6230 and select option 1 to speak to an Advice Nurse.

See more information about flu and flu prevention.

Latest flu information

Advice Nurse Flu Flyer

School Immunization Levels in Contra Costa County

To prevent disease outbreaks in a community, at least 90% of its population must be immunized ("community immunity"), depending on the disease. When parents choose not to vaccinate, they put their children, and our community, at greater risk of severe, vaccine preventable diseases.

You can search for the vaccination rates of every licensed preschool and childcare center with more than 15 students, and every elementary and middle school in Contra Costa County using the search fields and maps below.

Search Immunization Rates for Licensed Child Care Facilities in Contra Costa

Search Immunization Rates for Schools with Kindergartens in Contra Costa

Search Immunization Rates for Schools with 7th grades in Contra Costa

For detailed school immunization levels by vaccine in Contra Costa and elsewhere in California, please visit the Shots for School website or the California Department of Public Health website.