Health Alerts

Health Alerts

Flu Season New

January 14, 2020

As of December 28th, influenza or ‘flu’ activity in California is HIGH and continues to increase. The 2019-20 flu season is on track to be one of the most severe in recent years.

The flu shot is the best way to help protect against flu and reduce flu illness. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu shot every year. A flu shot protects you and those around you. The shot also reduces missed work and school due to flu. It is not too late to get your flu shot for this season.

If you think you have the flu, contact your doctor right away. Your doctor may prescribe medicine to shorten your illness and prevent complications. It’s better to start this medication early if you have the flu.

If you can’t reach your doctor this flu season, talk to a Teladoc doctor for free any time of day or night. Learn more at teladoc.com/sfhp or 1(800) 835-2362.


Stop Vaping

October 7, 2019

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a health advisory on September 24, 2019 urging everyone to refrain from vaping, no matter the substance or source, until current investigations are complete. The health advisory follows an executive order signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last week to confront the growing youth epidemic and health risks linked to vaping.