MOUNTAIN AREA – With flu season approaching, now is the time to get your flu shot at either of two local clinics provided by Madera County Public Health.
There will be a walk-up clinic in Oakhurst at the Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Highway 49, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 9 to 11 a.m.
In North Fork, the walk-up clinic will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the North Fork Post Office, 33173 Road 222.
“When each person prevents illness through vaccination, it reduces the number of people infected in the community,” says Madera County Public Health Director Sara Bosse. “This is especially important to the more susceptible members of our community: the very young, the elderly and those with chronic illness.
“Daily habits such as frequent hand washing, covering coughs and staying home when ill, can decrease the chances of infection. If symptoms become severe, see your primary care provider.”
The cost is just $5 for those 12 years of age and older.
Madera County Public Health advises everyone to “Get the shot, not the flu!”
For more information:
California Dept. of Public Health Influenza page: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/Influenza.aspx
Find flu vaccinations in your neighborhood: https://vaccinefinder.org/
Find a no-cost flu vaccination for eligible children 18 years and younger: http://eziz.org/vfc/provider-locations/