The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division is reminding residents to be prepared for the coming influenza season by receiving their annual flu vaccine. The Public Health Division began conducting low-cost community flu vaccination clinics last week and will continue offering the clinics through the beginning of November.
"Due to the King Fire, we had to cancel our October 8th flu clinic at the County Fairgrounds in Placerville," said Lynnan Svensson, Supervising Public Health Nurse. "However, we have many other community flu clinics planned in various locations of the County this year. We also will be offering our annual drive-through flu clinic at the Fairgrounds on October 30th. At that clinic, you stay in your car, roll up your sleeve and receive your vaccine. We encourage anyone over the age of 6 months to get their flu vaccine."
The seasonal influenza vaccine will be available in nasal mist and flu shot forms at the clinics. The pneumococcal vaccine (which protects against pneumonia) will also be available at the flu clinics for those who medically qualify. The cost per vaccine is $10, but no one will be denied service due to inability to pay; cash or check accepted. Updated information will be posted to www.edcgov.us/publichealth and on the County Flu Hotline at (530) 621-6188.
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