Flu Vaccination Season: If you can, you should

Health & Social Services
9/27/2013
Flu Vaccine Shot
​Protect yourself and your community with a seasonal flu vaccination

​When you get a flu shot, not only are you protecting yourself from a potentially deadly disease, you are protecting your entire community. The more who are vaccinated the less chance the virus can be spread. That’s why the Public Health Division stresses that everyone who can get vaccinated should be vaccinated for the flu.

Dr. Olivia Kasirye, Sacramento County Public Health Officer, said, “Getting vaccinations protects the entire community, particularly those who cannot receive vaccinations, such as infants under six months of age and people who are allergic to eggs. The earlier people get vaccinated, the better. It takes two weeks for the protective properties of the vaccine to take effect.”

County Flu Clinics begin October 3. Flu shots will be available for those over 6 months of age without medical contraindication to receive the vaccine Medicare members should bring Medicare card and shot records. Donations will be accepted but not required.

Flu Clinic Locations:

  • October 3: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Rusch Park, 7801 Auburn Blvd.
  • October 8: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Centennial United Methodist Church, 5401 Freeport Blvd.
  • October 21: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Good Shepherd Church, 9539 Racquet Court
  • October 24: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Theresa Church Hall, 100 Fourth St. in Isleton
  • October 26: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Robertson Community Center, 3525 Norwood Ave.
  • November 1:10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sears Drive-Thru, 5901 Florin Road
  • November 5: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., North Highlands Community Center, 6040 Watt Ave.
  • November 8: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Ethel M. Hart Senior Center, 915 27th St.
  • November 15: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fruitridge Community Center, 4000 Fruitridge Road
  • December 12: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Pannell center, 2450 Meadowview Road

This year’s vaccine will have the same immunization formula as last year’s vaccine, consisting of three components; two strains of the A virus and one strain of the B virus. A new vaccine will also be available with less egg in it for people who are allergic to eggs.

Contact Info:
​Laura McCasland, Communication and Media Staff, 916-875-2008
The earlier people get vaccinated, the better. It takes two weeks for the protective properties of the vaccine to take effect. - Dr. Olivia Kasirye, Sacramento County Public Health Officer