Sherri Z. Heller
Sacramento, CA – The Division of Public Health’s Immunization Assistance Program will be putting on a series of Adult and Family Flu Clinics starting October 3, 2013.
The vaccine this year 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.
Everyone in the community 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.
“It is important for everyone to get vaccinated. It 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,” said Dr. Olivia Kasirye, Sacramento County Public Health Officer. “The earlier people get vaccinated, the better. It takes two weeks for the protective properties of the vaccine to take effect.”
Flu shots will be available for persons over 6 months of age without medical contraindication to receive the vaccine. For Medicare members, please bring Medicare card and shot records. Donations will be accepted but not required.
Oct. 3: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Rusch Park, 7801 Auburn Blvd.
Oct 8: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Centennial United Methodist Church, 5401 Freeport Blvd.
Oct. 21: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Good Shepherd Church, 9539 Racquet Court.
Oct. 24: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Theresa Church Hall, 100 Fourth St. in Isleton.
Oct. 26: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Robertson Community Center, 3525 Norwood Ave.
Nov. 1: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Sears Drive-Thru, 5901 Florin Road.
Nov. 5: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at North Highlands Community Center, 6040 Watt Ave.
Nov. 8: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., at Ethel M. Hart Senior Center, 915 27th St.
Nov. 15: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Fruitridge Community Center, 4000 Fruitridge Road.
Dec. 12: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Pannell center, 2450 Meadowview Road.