The Sacramento County Immunization Assistance Program will be hosting a series of FREE Adult and Family Flu Clinics throughout the months of October and November. The first clinic took place today at Voter Registration.
Cases of influenza can show up as early as October and the flu season continues through February. Everyone in the community, who can get vaccinated, should get vaccinated. Vaccination is the best protection against the flu. 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 six months of age, rely on others being vaccinated to help protect them,” Pam Harris, Sacramento County Public Health Director of Nursing, said, “The earlier people get vaccinated, the better. It takes two weeks for the protective properties of the vaccine to take effect.”
In the US, over 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 six months of age and individuals 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 six months of age without medical contraindication to receive the vaccine. FluMist is not available in the 2017/2018 flu season. Donations will be accepted but not required.
7000 65th Street
Sacramento, CA. 95823
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6300 Fountain Square Dr.
Citrus Heights, CA. 95621
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100 4th Street
Isleton, CA. 95641
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Carmichael, CA. 95608
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|Church of Christ|
4910 Lemon Hill Ave.
Sacramento, CA. 95824
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|Cordova Church of Christ|
10577 Coloma Rd.
Rancho Cordova, CA. 95670
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|Chabolla Center |
600 Chabolla Ave.
Galt, CA. 95632
|Wednesday, November 29||10am-1pm|
7801 Auburn Blvd.
Citrus Heights, CA. 95610
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