Friday, 23 October 2020

Public Health announces free drive-thru flu vaccination events

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – It’s “flu” season, and vaccination is particularly important this year, in light of COVID-19.

The Lake County Health Services Department’s Public Health Division announced free drive-thru clinic events throughout the county.

Event dates and locations are subject to change. Additional dates will be announced as vaccine supply and staffing allow. Masks are required to participate.

Clearlake

– Monday, Oct. 19, and Tuesday, Oct. 27, noon to 2 p.m. at Austin Park, 14077 Lakeshore Drive.

Middletown

– Wednesday, Oct. 28, noon to 2 p.m., Lions Club, 15399 Central Park Road.

Lakeport

– Friday, Oct. 23, and Thursday, Oct. 29, noon to 2 p.m., Mendocino College, 2565 Parallel Drive.

Upper Lake

– Wednesday, Oct. 21, noon to 2 p.m. at Upper Lake Park, 575 E. Highway 20.

Can’t make it to any of these events? Flu vaccinations are available from a variety of sources, including your primary care provider and local pharmacies.

How will I know if I have the flu?

Flu symptoms include a temperature of over 100 degrees F, combined with a cough, sore throat, body aches, headache and a lack of energy. If you are ill, stay home to keep from infecting others.

Limiting flu risk: What you can do

The flu virus is easily passed from our hands to the things we touch, and it can enter our system through the membranes of our eyes, nose and mouth.

Get vaccinated. Again, this is especially important during the time of COVID-19. Anyone 6 months of age or older is encouraged to get a flu vaccine.

Practice good hygiene. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or the crook of your arm if you cough or sneeze. Wash your hands often, and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water aren’t available. Avoid touching your face with your hands.

Avoid close contact with non-household members. When in public, wear a mask.

Healthy lifestyle choices help keep you well. Get enough sleep, eat nutritious foods, drink plenty of water and stay physically active; all of these help maintain your immune system.

The Lake County Public Health Division wishes you all a healthy and happy fall and winter season. Together, we can help to decrease the spread of influenza in our community.

Call 1-800-794-9291 or 707-263-1090 with questions or concerns.

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