Provided by Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard
Children's Hospital at Stanford
PALO ALTO, CA (January 9, 2014) — Illness from influenza (flu)
is now on the rise in California and the predominant type is the same
virus that caused the 2009 H1N1 (Swine flu) Pandemic.
The good news is that it is one of the strains included in the
current flu vaccine, which should protect you from becoming sick if
you are exposed to the virus. There is still time to receive the
vaccine and to benefit from it over the coming weeks.
Get vaccinated through your health plan, primary care
provider's office, or any pharmacy chain. Vaccination not only
prevents serious illness in you, but it also will keep you from
spreading influenza to your family, friends and co-workers.
If you are experiencing flu symptoms, stay home from work or school
and avoid other public places. Flu symptoms include: an abrupt onset
of chills, fever (often above 101°F), headache, muscle aches, and
general malaise. People with influenza may also have a sore throat and
often develop a cough.
The adult and pediatric Emergency Department at Stanford Hospital
& Clinics is open. However, so that we can keep the Emergency
Department available for those in critical need, patients with flu
symptoms should see their primary care physician first or visit
Stanford Express Care located at 211 Quarry Road, Suite 202, Palo
Alto, CA 94304. Stanford Express Care hours are Monday – Friday from
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The
clinic is open to the general public. For an appointment, please call
To learn more about H1N1 flu, prevention and treatment, please see
answers to Frequently Asked Questions below. For additional
information about H1N1 flu in Santa Clara County visit: http://www.sccgov.org/sites/sccphd/en-us/Pages/phd.aspx
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers