Placer County Health and Human Services is hosting two more seasonal flu clinics next week – one in Auburn and one in Roseville -- and has plenty of both pediatric and adult vaccine to serve residents.
County seasonal flu clinics have been scheduled earlier this year and have served far more patients than usual. Seasonal flu shots help people of all ages avoid getting seasonal flu, which can make people feel miserable and can be a very serious disease for patients in high risk groups, particularly the elderly. Seasonal flu kills about 36,000 Americans each year.
Remaining seasonal flu clinics are planned for Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Multipurpose Senior Center, 11577 E Avenue at the county government center in North Auburn; and Thursday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, in Roseville.
While some parents have reported difficulty in finding pediatric vaccine to prevent seasonal flu, the county has plenty. Seasonal flu vaccine will also become available through the county’s clinics in Auburn, Kings Beach and Roseville during the next few weeks. Please visit the county web site at www.placer.ca.gov/Health.aspx for clinic locations and details, or call 530-889-7141.
However, H1N1 flu vaccine is not yet widely available. Placer County plans to focus on school-based clinics first, once a large shipment of H1N1 vaccine arrives, and will provide vaccines at community clinics sometime after that. When clinics become available, information will be posted on the county web site, www.placer.ca.gov .