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County Wide Flu Clinics Continue Today at Eagle Lake and Westwood

Friday, October 11th, 2019

The California Department of Public Health is urging Californians to get the influenza vaccine and the Lassen County Department of Public Health is helping to make getting those vaccinations a little easier for county residents with a month-long series of free clinics.

Each year, flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands or sometimes tens of thousands of deaths in the United States. To reduce this threat, CDPH recommends the annual flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older, including pregnant women.

In recent years, flu-related deaths have ranged from about 12,000 to – in the worst year – 56,000, according to the CDC.

Common symptoms of the flu include fever or feeling feverish, a cough and/or sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, chills, fatigue and body aches. Children may also have nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

To stop the spread of flu and other respiratory illnesses, Californians should also:

  • Stay home when sick
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue and properly dispose of the used tissue
  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

Lassen County Public Health will offer Flu Clinics at the following locations:

Friday, October 11th
9:00a.m. to 11:30a.m. Spaulding Community Center at Eagle Lake
10:00p.m. to 12:00p.m. Eskaton
1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. Westwood One Stop

Wednesday, October 16th
11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Big Valley Health Center Drive-Through in Bieber

Friday, October 18th
2018 Senior Health Fair from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. at Susanville Senior Center
9:00a.m. to 11:30a.m. Herlong Fort Sage One Stop
1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. Doyle Community Center

Thursday, October 24th
1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Termo

For more information call (530) 251-8183 or visit Lassen County Public Health online.

While you are at the Lassen Public Health website you can fill out and print your vaccine consent form to save some time at the clinic.

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