The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health is strongly encouraging residents to get the flu shot.

Influenza activity has been on the rise in California. Getting vaccinated can reduce flu illnesses and prevent flu-related hospitalizations or unnecessary trips to the emergency room.

For more information on the seasonal flu, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web page at

To find out where to get a flu shot, call the County of San Bernardino, Department of Public Health, at 1-800-722-4777.