The Sacramento County Immunization Assistance Program is hosting Adult and Family Flu Clinics in October and November. Thursday, October 2, is the first clinic in the series, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at Rusch Park in Citrus Heights.
Flu seasons starts as early as October and continues through February. Everyone who can get vaccinated, should get vaccinated. As the number of vaccinated individuals in a community increases, the likelihood that a person who has not been vaccinated coming into contact with the virus decreases.
“Those who cannot receive the vaccine, including infants under 6 months of age, rely on others being vaccinated to help protect them,” Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye said. “The earlier people get vaccinated, the better. It takes two weeks for the protective properties of the vaccine to take effect.”
Last year, the prevalence of the H1N1 strain lead to a severe 2013-2014 flu season and caused serious symptoms in patients as well as 27 deaths in Sacramento County.
In the US, during the past 30 years, there have been an estimated 3,000 deaths in a mild flu season to as many as 49,000 deaths in a severe flu season. Those most vulnerable to the flu are elderly, children under 6 months of age and those with a compromised immune system such as those living with HIV, diabetes or those going through chemotherapy.
Flu shots will be available for persons over 6 months of age without medical contraindication to receive the vaccine. Donations will be accepted but not required. For questions or to find out more about the vaccination clinics, contact the Sacramento County Immunization Assistance Program (916) 875-7468 or call the Flu Line (recorded information only), 916-875-7053.
Location 2014 Dates Time
Rusch Park October 2 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
7801 Auburn Blvd. Thursday
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
St. Therese Church October 21 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
100 4th St. Tuesday
Isleton, CA 95822
SacCounty Administration Blg. October 24 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
700 H St. Friday
Sacramento, CA 95758
River City Food Bank October 31 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
1800 28th St. Friday
Sacramento, CA 95816
Voter Registration November 4 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
7000 65th St. Tuesday
Sacramento, CA 95823
Citrus Heights Comm. Center November 6 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
6300 Fountain Square Dr. Thursday
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Dept. of Human Assistance Building November 18 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2450 Florin Rd. Tuesday
Sacramento, CA 95822