The flu and you
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula recommends that community members protect themselves against the flu by getting vaccinated. In addition, take these measures to protect yourself and others:
- Wash your hands
- If you do get ill, limit exposures to others – stay home
- Cough into your elbow
- Wear a mask
For more information about the flu, visit the CDC website on flu or click here for more information about COVID-19 and the flu.
Flu season frequently asked questions
Where to get vaccinated
Flu vaccines are not offered at Community Hospital for walk-in community members, but vaccines are available throughout Monterey County at your retail pharmacy or at the following:
Flu season visitor policy
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors are not allowed at Community Hospital in most cases. The health and safety of our patients, staff, physicians, volunteers, and visitors is a top priority for Montage Health. We have implemented visitor restrictions and a screening process, in concert with CDPH guidance and guidelines from the CDC and other regulatory entities. We also remain a caring, compassionate, and thoughtful organization, and recognize that there are significant life events and practical reasons that require us to have a set of appropriate exceptions to the visitor restrictions.
Flu Season visitor policy
Dr. Martha Blum talks COVID-19 during flu season
Dr. Martha Blum, medical director, infection prevention for Community Hospital, talks COVID-19 during the upcoming flu season and answers questions from community members.