County Sponsors Flu Vaccination Clinics


Oct. 4, 2016 (county news center) Don’t have insurance and need to get a flu shot? No problem.
The County is sponsoring clinics throughout the region where you can get vaccinated against the flu. Twelve clinics will take place during October, with vaccine available for adults and children ages three years and up.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone six months and older should get a flu shot; however, some people don’t have the means to pay for them,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “We want everyone to be protected against the flu, so we’re offering the shot for free.”
The vaccination clinics will take place on the following dates:
Date: Time: Location:

Oct. 5 9 – 11:30 a.m. Cesar Chavez Park Food Bank

455 Sycamore Rd.

San Ysidro, CA 92173

Oct. 7 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. Bayside Community Center

2202 Comstock St.

San Diego, CA 92111

Oct. 7 1 – 4 p.m. Primo’s Foods

1535 Vista Way

Vista, CA 92083

Oct. 11 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Mira Mesa Senior Center

8460 Mira Mesa Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92126

Oct. 13 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. East Region Public Health Center

367 N. Magnolia Ave.

El Cajon, CA 92020

Oct. 13 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. San Marcos Community Center

3 Civic Center Dr.

San Marcos, CA 92069

Oct. 13 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Logan Heights Library

567 S. 28th Street

San Diego, CA 92113

Oct. 16 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fallbrook Harvest Festival

Main Ave. & Hawthorn St.

Fallbrook, CA 92028

Oct. 22 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. NCHS San Marcos Health Center

150 Valpreda Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92069

Oct. 27 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. Barrio Museum

3304 Roosevelt St.

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Oct. 27 1 – 6 p.m. Northgate Market

606 N. Escondido Blvd.

Escondido, CA 92025

Oct. 29 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Paradise Valley Hospital

2400 E. 4th St.

National City, 91950

The flu vaccine is safe and effective. It takes about two weeks for immunity to develop, so it’s best to get your vaccine now before the disease starts to spread in the community.
Vaccination is especially important for people who are at high risk of developing serious complications from influenza. They include:
People with chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes and lung disease, even if your symptoms are under control

Pregnant women

People 65 years and older

People who live with or care for others who are at higher risk

In addition to getting vaccinated, people should also do the following to avoid getting sick:
Wash hands thoroughly and often

Use hand sanitizers

Stay away from sick people

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

Clean commonly touched surfaces

If you are sick, stay home and avoid contact with others

Free flu vaccinations are available at a Community Health Center or County public health center throughout the flu season. For a list of locations, visit sdiz.org or call 2-1-1.

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