Sep 20, 2014 5:54 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
Glenn County's Public Health Department is hosting three flu vaccine clinics for seniors. FREE influenza vaccines will be provided, as well as, a limited quantity of pneumococcal vaccine.
Vaccination to protect against flu is recommended for all age groups, but health officials say it is particularly important for older adults who may be more vulnerable to severe illness ... and symptoms that can lead to hospitalization or even death.
The Senior Flu Vaccine Clinics will be held:
Tuesday, September 30th, 8:30-11:30 AM at the Senior Nutrition Center at 19 Walker Street, in Orland.
Wednesday, October 1st, 8:30-11:30 AM at the Senior Nutrition Center at 566 E. Sycamore Street, in Willows.
Wednesday, October 1st, 4:00-6:00 PM atthe Evangelical Free Church at 490 Los Robles, in Hamilton City.
Additional opportunities to vaccinate all other age groups including families and children will be announced at a later date.
In addition to the flu vaccine, there are other steps that you can take to help prevent influenza, colds and other contagious illnesses.
• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
• Stay home when you are ill and try to limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
For more information, contact the Glenn County Health Department at 934-6588 or 1-800-655-5418 or visit www.countyofglenn.net and select Health & Human Services Agency - Public Health Department.
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