You vs. The Flu

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Minimizing your risk of getting the flu is important, and potentially life-saving, every year. But it’s more important this flu season, as COVID-19 outbreaks continue across California and the rest of the country.

The flu is more than just a bad cold, and when combined with COVID-19, it could overwhelm hospitals, clinics, and testing resources. It’s also possible that the two viruses could infect someone at the same time or back-to-back.

Answer four quick questions to find out if you’re doing all the right things to minimize your flu risk!

This quiz is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice and is not intended to be a substitute for proper medical care.

October is the ideal time to be vaccinated for the flu to make sure your immunity will last through the whole flu season. Still, getting the shot late is safer than not getting one at all — even in January or later! (And, contrary to popular belief, the vaccine cannot give you the flu.)

Are you planning to get a flu vaccine, or have you gotten one already?

Drag and drop the flu vaccine to submit your answer.

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Both COVID-19 and the flu can spread from person-to-person, especially when people with either illness cough, sneeze, or talk in close contact with others (within about 6 feet).

Do you wear a mask when you’re around other people outside your home?

Drag and drop the masks to submit your answer.

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The flu vaccine protects you from catching the flu and spreading it to others. More flu vaccinations could also help reduce stress on hospitals and medical staff facing COVID-19 surges.

Are those in your immediate family, or others you spend time with frequently, planning to get a flu vaccine?

Drag and drop the home icon to submit your answer.

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You could be infected with the flu through touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then touching your own mouth, nose, or eyes.

Do you regularly clean and disinfect common surfaces in your home or office?

Drag and drop the cleaning supplies to answer.

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Cleaning supplies (spray bottle and wipes)
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Sign up to calculate your flu risk for this flu season!

No thanks, take me to my results.

Nice!

You’re doing the right stuff to keep your flu risk low

Not bad

You’re off to a good start, but your flu risk is still medium.

Uh-oh!

Looks like you need to take more precautions. Your risk could be high!

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Well done.Make a plan to get a flu vaccine. Even if you get the flu, you may be less likely to get a severe case if you’ve been vaccinated.

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Keep it up! Mask up! COVID-19 and the flu can spread between people even if they’re asymptomatic — so wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols to help minimize the spread.

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That’s great news.Encourage your loved ones to get a flu vaccine. When entire communities and networks take precautions, the collective risk is lower. Everyone 6 months and older — and especially seniors, those with an underlying health condition, or pregnant people — are advised to get the flu vaccine.

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Your space is safe!Break out the cleaning supplies. Remember to routinely disinfect those frequently touched surfaces and wash your hands often to protect against the flu and COVID-19.

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Getting a flu vaccine is safe, easy, and the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones this flu season!

Schedule yours today (if you haven’t already) with your primary care doctor, local pharmacy, or an outdoor or mobile flu clinic in your community. Find the closest vaccine location here:

FightFluTogether.org

And finally, share this quiz with friends! The more people who get vaccinated, the safer our families, communities, and hospitals will be:

Getting a flu vaccine is safe, easy, and the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones this flu season!

Schedule yours today (if you haven’t already) with your primary care doctor, local pharmacy, or an outdoor or mobile flu clinic in your community. Find the closest vaccine location here:

FightFluTogether.org

And finally, share this quiz with friends! The more people who get vaccinated, the safer our families, communities, and hospitals will be:

Getting a flu vaccine is safe, easy, and the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones this flu season!

Schedule yours today (if you haven’t already) with your primary care doctor, local pharmacy, or an outdoor or mobile flu clinic in your community. Find the closest vaccine location here:

FightFluTogether.org

And finally, share this quiz with friends! The more people who get vaccinated, the safer our families, communities, and hospitals will be: