It’s that time of year again for winter weather, rainy days and the flu virus.
Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is now offering community seasonal flu vaccination clinics just in time for the flu season all around Stanislaus County.
“The seasonal flu vaccine is an important and safe way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the seasonal flu,” said Dr. John Walker, Stanislaus County Public Health officer. “Everyone 6-months and over should get a flu shot this fall.”
There are about 20 clinics located throughout 12 communities in Stanislaus County ranging from Waterford to Newman.
Flu vaccines cost $10 per child six months old to 18 years old and $20 per adult 19 years or older. Payment for the vaccine can be made through cash or check and is also covered by Medicare Part B.
The vaccine will provide protection against three strains—one from the 2009-2010 H1N1 vaccine and one strain from 2008.
The clinics are also offering the Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Tdap vaccines that are available for $10. The Pneumococcal Pneumonia vaccine is available for adults ages 19 and older and Tdap is available for children ages seven and older.
Flu vaccines are also available at the Public Health Immunization Clinic at 830 Scenic Drive, Suite C in Modesto through Dec. 23. The clinic is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information, contact the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency Public Health Flu Hotline at 558-8872 or visit the HAS Web site at www.hsahealth.org.To contact Maegan Martens, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 634-9141 ext. 2015.