BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) – The Kern County Department of Public Health Services will host a free flu drive-thru in partnership with the Kern County Fairgrounds Swap Meet on Sunday, October 16. Flu shots will be offered from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

“Getting your annual flu shot is one easy step we can take to protect ourselves and our loved ones this flu season,” said Brynn Carrigan, Kern County Public Health Director. “Our residents are also encouraged to focus on their overall health by eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables and getting plenty of exercise.”

Those wishing to get a free flu shot should enter the fairgrounds through the Star Gate entrance on Ming Avenue. No appointment is necessary.

Kern County Public Health is also reminding people how to stay safe during flu season. According to them, everyone should wash their hands often, cover all coughs and sneezes, disinfect surfaces regularly, avoid close contact with potentially sick people and avoid touching their eyes, nose and throat. stuffy.

For more information about the drive-in event, visit or call 661-321-3000. To learn more about influenza, visit the California Department of Public Health’s influenza website page.


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