FREE COMMUNITY FLU VACCINATION CLINICSANNOUNCED IN EL DORADO COUNTY
(Placerville, CA) - The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division will begin conducting no cost community flu vaccination clinics starting on September 29, 2022, with additional clinics offered through October and into November 2022. Seasonal influenza vaccine will be administered primarily in flu shot form; a limited supply of FluMist® will be available for children and adults.
"Everyone six months of age or older should get a flu vaccine each year for the best protection against the flu," said Dr. Nancy Williams, El Dorado County Public Health Officer. "It's 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, heart disease, or lung disease. It's also critical for health care workers and people taking care of high-risk persons to be immunized."
In addition to the flu vaccine, the County will also offer the COVID-19 vaccine for those who qualify at the flu vaccination clinics. "According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), both the flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine can be given at the same time if the individual is eligible for both at that time," said Dr. Williams. "Please check with your healthcare provider or Public Health staff if you recently received a COVID-19 vaccine or booster and you have questions about receiving the flu vaccine."
There is no cost for the flu vaccine or COVID-19 vaccine at the flu clinics. Face coverings are required at all clinic locations.
West Slope Community Flu Clinic Dates and Locations for 2022: