The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced today its seasonal influenza drive-thru vaccination clinic schedule for the upcoming flu season. There will be plenty of vaccine available for Plumas County residents. Clinics will begin October 21, 2013.
All clinics will be held from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. Clinic days are as follows:
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Portola/Beckwourth October 21, 2013
Greenville October 22, 2013
Chester October 24, 2013
Quincy October 25, 2013
Flu vaccine will be available for anyone who wants to be protected from influenza. The shot is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. Persons at high risk of serious complications from flu are strongly encouraged to get the flu vaccine, including pregnant women and people with asthma, diabetes, chronic heart and lung disease, or other chronic conditions.
Parents and family members of babies less than 6 months of age and people who live with or care for anyone at high risk for complications from the flu, including health care workers, should also get the vaccine.
Public health officials stated that the strains of flu in the vaccine this year have changed from last year. The vaccine this year includes the, A/California/7/2009 (H1N1), A/Victoria/361/2011 (H3N2), B/Massachusetts/2/2012 (like B/Yamagata lineage). "Getting an annual flu shot is the most important step in protecting yourself against the flu,” said Mimi Hall, Director of Public Health.
Plumas Unified School District Children will be offered Flu Vaccination the last week of October. Parents, be on the look out for the parent permission slip that will be sent home with your student. Dates will be confirmed in the near future. Stay tuned!
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