Public Health

Margaret Williams

(530) 642-7164

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 and on the County Flu Hotline at (530) 621-6188. 

2014 West Slope Community Flu Clinic Dates and Locations:

  • October 1,from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 6740 Fairplay, Somerset.
  • October 7, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Georgetown Fire Station 61, 6281 Main Street, Georgetown.
  • October 14, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Church, 6361 Pony Express Trail, in the Evergreen Room, Pollock Pines.
  • October 16, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Garden Valley Fire Station 51, 4860 Marshall Road, Garden Valley.
  • October 22, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Community Church, 5061 Sciaroni Road, Grizzly Flats.
  • October 23, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Cameron Park Fire Station 89, 3200 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park.
  • October 28, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Diamond Springs Fire Station 49, 501 Main Street, in the Conference Room, Diamond Springs.
  • October 30, from  11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, in the Pavilion, Placerville. Drive thru clinic; stay in your car and get vaccinated.
  • November 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Divide Wellness Center, 6065 Highway 193, Georgetown.

2014 South Lake Tahoe Community Flu Clinic Dates and Locations:

  • October 8, October 22, & October 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe. 
  • October 8, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Bijou School, 3501 Spruce Avenue, in the Teacher's Lounge, South Lake Tahoe.
  • October 15, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Bijou School, 3501 Spruce Avenue, in the Teacher's Lounge, South Lake Tahoe.
  • November 5, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Airport, 1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe.



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