Influenza (commonly referred to as "the flu") is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year (CDC).
Ventura County Public Health is offering flu shots. Please visit http://www.vchca.org/public-health/public-health-clinics
Flu Prevention Resources
The flu vaccine is the best protection against flu and its complications. Flu vaccine also helps prevent spreading the flu from person to person. For more information on the flu vaccine, click here
School Exclusion and Reportable to Public Health
Based on recommendations from Ventura County Public Health, child should be excluded from school for 24 hours or until there is no fever. Influenza is not reportable to Public Health unless the child is hospitalized.