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2015

Low-Cost Community Flu Clinics Announced in El Dorado County
 
Department:
 
Public Health

Date:
8/27/2015
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The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division will begin conducting low-cost community flu vaccination clinics on September 23, 2015, with additional clinics offered through mid-November. Seasonal influenza vaccine will be available in nasal mist and flu shot forms at the clinics.

"Everyone six months of age or older should get a flu vaccine each year for the best protection against the flu," said Lynnan Svensson, Supervising Public Health Nurse with the Public Health Division. "It is especially important to vaccinate high-risk people, such as children under age five, people 65 years and older, pregnant women and people with chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease. It is also critical for health care workers and people taking care of high-risk persons to be immunized." In addition to the flu vaccine, the newly recommended pneumococcal vaccine for seniors called PCV 13 (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. Parents should bring their child's immunization records. Updated information on the community flu clinics will be posted to www.edcgov.us/publichealth and on the County Flu Hotline at (530) 621-6188. 

West Slope Community Flu Clinic Dates and Locations:

  • October 7, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 6740 Fairplay, Somerset.
  • October 15, 2015, 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 20, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Church, 6361 Pony Express Trail, in the Evergreen Room, Pollock Pines.
  • October 28, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Community Church, 5061 Sciaroni Road, Grizzly Flats.
  • October 29, 2015, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, in the Organ Room, Placerville.
  • November 3, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Georgetown Fire Station 61, 6281 Main Street, Georgetown.
  • November 10, 2015, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85, 1050 Wilson Boulevard, El Dorado Hills.
  • November 14, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Divide Wellness Center, 6065 Highway 193, Georgetown.
  • November 17, 2015, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Cameron Park Fire Station 89, 3200 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park.
  • November 17, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Garden Valley Fire Station 51, 4860 Marshall Road, Garden Valley.
  • November 19, 2015, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, in the Organ Room, Placerville.

South Lake Tahoe Community Flu Clinic Dates and Locations:

  • September 23, September 30, October 14, & October 28, 2015, from to 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe. 
  • October 14, October 28, 2015, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Bijou School, 3501 Spruce Avenue, in the Teacher's Lounge, South Lake Tahoe.
  • November 4, 2015, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Airport, 1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe.

 

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