• Monterey County Health offers free flu vaccine clinics

    Starting Saturday, Oct. 25 the Monterey County Health Department will host no cost flu vaccine clinics at schools throughout the county. Anyone two years-old and older interested in getting a flu vaccination is welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

    Flu clinics are scheduled for the following dates, times and places:

    Saturday, Oct. 25 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Loma Vista Elementary, 757 Sausal Dr, Salinas

    Tues., Oct. 28 – 4:00 pm -7:00 pm- Palma High School, 919 Iverson St., Salinas

    Wed., Oct. 29 – 4:00 pm -7:00 pm – Del Rey Elementary, 502 King St., King City

    Tues., Nov. 4 – 4:00 pm -7:00 pm – Mary Chapa Literacy & Technology Academy, 490 El Camino Real, Greenfield

    Wed., Nov. 5 – 4:00 pm -7:00 pm – North Monterey County High School, 13990 Castroville Blvd, Castroville

    Thurs., Nov. 6 – 4:00 pm -7:00 pm – Tularcitos Elementary, 35 Ford Rd, Carmel Valley

    Wed., Nov. 12 – 4:00 pm -7:00 pm – Pajaro Middle School, 250 Salinas Rd, Watsonville

    Thurs., Nov. 13 – 4:00 pm -7:00 pm – Seaside High School, 220 Noche Buena Street, Seaside

    Tues., Nov. 18 -7:00 pm – Main Street Middle, 441 Main Street, Soledad

    Wed., Nov. 19 – 4:00 pm -7:00 pm – San Ardo Elementary, 62428 Center St, San Ardo

    Thurs., Nov. 20 – 4:00 pm -7:00 pm – Monterey High School, 101 Herrmann Dr, Monterey

    “Flu may seem harmless; however, many individuals are at risk for having serious complications if they get the flu. Seniors, those with chronic illnesses, pregnant women and young children can get very sick with flu, sometimes resulting in hospitalization” said Dr. Edward Moreno, Monterey County Health Officer. “Everyone over the age of six months should be vaccinated against the flu. Infants and children under two should visit their pediatrician’s office to be vaccinated.”

    Tdap vaccine will also be available for persons 11 yrs. and older while supply lasts. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends a Tdap vaccine for ALL pregnant women 27-36 weeks gestation.

    Flu vaccines at the no cost flu clinics can be given to all individuals ages two and above. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Vaccines will be administered in partnership with the Central Coast Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on October 24, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News

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