Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Tuesday, October 5 and come to the Nevada County Public Health Free Driving Flu Vaccination Clinic! The clinic is for adults and children ages 3 and up and will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Twin Cities Church at 11726 Rough and Ready Highway in Grass Valley.
“Beyond protecting you from the flu, this event is organized so that our department has the opportunity to practice and assess our levels of emergency preparedness in the event of a large-scale communicable disease outbreak or emergency. public health, ”said Kim Blix, Emergency Preparedness. Nevada County Public Health Coordinator. “Your participation is essential to make this a safe, fun and effective preparation exercise. “
Here are some tips to make sure you have a safe and easy visit:
• Wear clothes that allow easy access to your arms
• Driving event only – no appointment, please
• All occupants of your car must wear a face cover (2 years and over)
• We will welcome participants until 4:00 pm or until we run out of vaccines – whichever comes first.
Influenza vaccines are strongly recommended for immunocompromised people, children and the elderly. Do not delay your flu shot if you are able to get it from your health care provider or at a local pharmacy.
“We had a mild flu season last year with increased masking and social distancing due to COVID-19. We don’t know what this year’s flu season will bring, but we do know that getting the flu shot and wearing masks prevents transmission, ”said Dr. Glennah Trochet, deputy administrator of the public health. “You can get the flu shot at any time, regardless of whether you are getting, not receiving or are getting the COVID-19 vaccine. “
The free flu shot clinic will only offer the flu shot. To make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, go to MyNevadaCounty.com/GetVaccinated Where MyTurn.ca.gov. For more information or questions about Public Health’s free driving flu shot clinic, please call (530) 265-7049. For more information about the flu shot and why you should get it, visit www.cdc.gov/flu/.