Contra Costa County Seeing High Levels of Flu Activity

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California and Contra Costa are seeing high levels of flu activity. They 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.


  1. Rest, fever control (acetominophen/Tylenol), fluid replacement, and nutrition are key in flu management. And don’t take antibiotics since flu is a virus, not a bacterial pathogen. Stay clear of others in order not to spread it.

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