2017 Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinics

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 Glenn County Public Health will be hosting two senior flu vaccine clinics and two community flu clinics. These clinics will provide FREE influenza vaccine to all persons 6 months of age and older.

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to hospitalization or even death. Annual vaccination for the flu is the best method to prevent or lessen the effects from the flu.

Senior Flu Vaccine Clinics will be held:

Tuesday, October 10th, 8:30-11:30 AM at:

Senior Nutrition Center - 566 E. Sycamore Street, Willows, CA

Thursday, October 12st, 8:30-11:30 AM at:

Senior Nutrition Center - 19 Walker Street, Orland, CA

*Senior flu clinics are open to residents 50 years of age and older

 

Community Flu Vaccine Clinics will be held:

Wednesday, October 18th, 3:00-6:00 PM at:

St. Dominic’s Parish Hall, 830 A Street, Orland, CA

Thursday, October 19th, 3:00-6:00 PM

St. Monica’s Parish Hall, 1129 W. Wood Street, Willows, CA

If you are not able to attend one of these clinics, the vaccine is also provided by some doctors’ offices, medical clinics and pharmacies. For a listing of sites that provide flu vaccine visit, http://flushot.healthmap.org/   

In addition to the flu vaccine, there are other steps that you can take to help prevent influenza, colds and other contagious illnesses.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Stay home when you are ill and try to limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

For more information, contact the Glenn County Health Department 934-6588 or 1-800-655-5418 or visit our website: www.countyofglenn.net and select Public Health Department.