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Public Health Department Holding County-Wide Flu Clinics This Month

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

All during the month of October the Lassen County Public Health Department will be offering flu clinics at various locations across the county.

This free flu shot clinic is a great opportunity to protect yourself and your family against the flu without having to schedule an appointment. These free clinics are for anyone ages 2-years and older.

Public Health will be providing flu clinics at the following dates and locations:

Tuesday, October 12th
2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. Eskaton Manor

Wednesday, October 13th
10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Drive-thru at Big Valley Health Center (Bieber)

Friday, October 15th
9:00a.m. to 11:30a.m. Fort Sage One Stop (Herlong)
1:00p.m. to 3:30p.m. Doyle Community Center

Monday, October 18th
2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. IGA Supermarket

Wednesday, October 20th
1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Juniper Ridge School

Friday, October 22nd
1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. Westwood One Stop

Monday, October 25th
10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. Lassen Senior Center

Friday, October 29th
9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. Spaulding Community Center

The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone age 6-months and older get the flu vaccine each year. Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It spreads between people and can cause mild to severe illness. In some severe cases, the flu can lead to death. In the United States, flu season occurs in the fall and winter and usually peaks in January or February.

Some flu related complications include pneumonia and dehydration. Certain groups are more likely to experience these complications including seniors, children and people with chronic health conditions. Therefore, it is important to take preventative measures to avoid the flu.

You can defeat the flu by getting vaccinated and washing your hands. It is important to stay home if you do become sick to help your body recover and to prevent infecting others.

For more information about the Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic contact the Lassen County Public Health Department at 530-251-8183.

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