Flu Shots Still Available
December 14, 2007
Placer County Health and Human Services still has flu vaccine available for everyone who wants a flu shot, and is making it available through the county’s regular community clinics in Auburn, Roseville and North Lake Tahoe. No appointments are necessary.
Clinics are held as follows:
- Wednesdays in Roseville, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1130 Conroy Lane, Suite 402. For more information please call 916-784-6444, or toll free within the county call 1-800-488-4308 ext. 6444.
- Thursdays in North Lake Tahoe, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 8665 Salmon Avenue in Kings Beach. For more information please call 530-546-1970.
- Fridays in Auburn, from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1p.m. to 4 p.m. at 11584 B Avenue. For more information please call 530-889-7215 or toll free within the county call 1-800-488-4308 ext. 7215.
Anyone who wants a flu shot may come to the clinic. Cost for the flu vaccine is $10. Medicare Part B and Medi-Cal cards are accepted.
Earlier in the year, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health had recommended that the following groups receive flu vaccinations as a priority:
- Adults aged 50 and older.
- All women who will be pregnant during influenza season.
- Children 6 months to 5 years of age.
- Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
- Healthcare workers with direct patient care. New state law requires acute care hospitals to offer vaccine to all employees free of charge.
- Individuals with underlying chronic medical conditions.
- Individuals who live with or care for an elderly individual or a child less than 5 years of age.
Children younger than nine years of age getting a flu vaccine for the first time will need two doses of flu vaccine.
The county’s flu hotline is 530-889-7161. Information is also available on the county web site, www.placer.ca.gov.