Oct 7, 2014 1:26 PM by News Staff
The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone ages six months and older including pregnant women.
Shasta County Public Health is offering clinics for people to get their flu vaccine. On Wednesday October 8 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds a drive-through flu vaccine clinic will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Flu shots from Public Health are $11 each. Cash, check, Medi-Cal and Medicare Part B are accepted (no private insurance). Vaccine is also available by appointment only at Public Health's main office on Breslauer Way in Redding. Call 225-5591 or 1-800-971-1999.
A second Shasta County vaccine clinic will be held in Burney, at the Intermountain Fairgrounds, on Thursday November 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Each year on average in the U.S., 226,000 people are hospitalized and 36,000 die from the flu. Those most at risk are young children, elderly and people of any age with other medical conditions.