FREE FLU VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE EVERY THURSDAY
(Santa Ana) – The Health Care Agency is offering a walk-in clinic that will provide free seasonal flu vaccinations to persons 6 months of age and older every Thursday. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. “While flu season in Orange County usually peaks at the end of December or beginning of January, it is not unusual to begin seeing influenza cases reported early in the season and it is not too early to get vaccinated,” said Dr. David Nunez, Family Health Medical Director.
Flu vaccine is widely available from medical providers, including community clinics, throughout Orange County. People whose medical providers do not have vaccine, do not have medical insurance, or their insurance does not cover the vaccine, may obtain vaccine free of charge from the Health Care Agency clinic located at 1725 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana on the following days:
Every Thursday from October 25 – January 31 (closed Thanksgiving)
8:00am-4:00pm (closed 11:45am- 12:45pm)
October 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
November 3 from 8:00 a.m. – noon
October 30 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get their yearly flu vaccine now. Flu vaccine is especially important for infants, young children, pregnant women, adults over 50, and for those with chronic conditions. Flu virus is mainly spread through droplets from coughs and sneezes. Remember these important everyday steps to help stop the spread of germs: cover your cough with a sleeve or tissue, wash your hands often, and stay home if you are sick.
The most current local information is available at www.ochealthinfo.com/flu, or by calling the Health Referral Line at (800) 564-8448.
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