Get Your Flu Shot, It's Not Too Late
Although the flu season can peak any time from November through May, it usually peaks in February, so getting a shot now may not be too late.
Are you 50 or older? Do you have a chronic health problem or live with or care for someone who does? Do you live with or care for a child less than 6 months of age? Are you pregnant? Are you a health care worker or an employee of a residence for persons in groups at high risk? If you answered yes to any of these questions and have not already had your flu shot you may receive one for $10 from one of the following Placer County Community Clinics.
• In Roseville on Wednesday from 8:30 am to 4 p.m at 1130 Conroy Lane, Suite 402. Closed 12-1. (916) 784-6444
• In Auburn on Fridays, 8:30am to 4pm, at 11583 C Avenue, DeWitt Center. Closed12-1. (530) 889-7215
• In Tahoe area on Thursdays, 8:30am to 4 pm, at 8665 Salmon Ave, Kings Beach. Closed12-1 (530) 546-1970
Children at high risk may also go to one of Placer County’s Walk-In Immunization Clinics without an appointment. High-risk groups include: children 6 to 23 months old; children 2-18 years old who are on long-term aspirin therapy or have a chronic medical condition such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease, kidney disease, severe anemia or immune disorder; children 2 to 18 years old who live in homes with children younger than six months, or older children who provide care to these young children.
Please call the County’s flu-line, 530-889-7161, or check the web site for more information.
You can help protect yourself and others from the flu and other illnesses by using these precautions:
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, your sleeve, or your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
• Wash your hands with soap and hot water or hand sanitizer to help protect yourself from germs. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
• Stay healthy by eating healthy foods, drinking plenty of water, exercising, and getting plenty of rest.