SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento County Public Health Immunization Assistance Program is offering no-cost community flu clinics at the following times and locations in October:
- From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Florin Sheriff’s Station/Voter Registration Department, 7000 65th St., Sacramento CA 95823
- From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17 at the North Highlands Community Center, 6040 Watt Ave. on North Highlands, CA 95660
Injectable and intranasal flu vaccines will be available for anyone 6 months of age and older. There is no charge for the vaccine.
Flu is a potentially serious and preventable contagious disease. Flu season starts each year in September and peaks in March. And while no one ever plans to get sick, an estimated 5-20 percent of the population gets the flu each year, resulting in more than 200,000 hospitalizations and thousands of hours of lost work and school time.
Getting immunized is the best way to protect yourself form the flu. Other actions you can take to protect yourself and others from the flu include:
- Wash hands often with soap and water
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and sneezing, or sneeze into the crook of your elbow
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands
- Stay home if you are sick with the flu for at least seven days or are symptom-free for 24 hours.
For more information, call the Sacramento County Immunization Assistance Program at (916) 875-SHOT (875-7468) or visit www.scph.com.