Wednesday, 18 October 2006 04:01

Amador County Health Department Announces Flu Vaccination Clinic

Amador County Health DepartmentThe single best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get a flu shot and the Amador County Health Department has announced their Flu Vaccination Clinics. According to the Health Department, Flu season can begin as early as October and last as late as May. This makes October and November the ideal months for vaccination; however, for those who miss this timeframe, December will still provide immunity during peek flu season. Generally, in California, the majority of people contract the flu in January and February.

October and NovemberThe flu vaccination is for anyone who wishes to reduce their chance of getting the flu. However, it is recommended that certain people at high risk of having serious flu complications receive the vaccine first. The Amador County Health Department receives flu vaccine from the State Department of Health Services, which requires that flu vaccine first be given to persons at high risk for complications from getting the flu. Those recommended for vaccination first are: People 60 years of age and older/ People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions/ Pregnant women/ Children aged 6 months-59 months/ People who live in nursing homes and other long term care facilities/ People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from the flu, including: Household contacts of persons at high risk of complications from the flu/ Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age and Health care workers. In mid November the general public will be invited to get the flu vaccine. Those people who desire a flu shot before November may ask their primary care physician, or participate in clinics at grocery and drug stores. This year there are 2 types of vaccine available.

The Flu VaccinationThe nasal-spray flu vaccine is recommended for healthy people 5 years to 49 years of age who are not pregnant. This mist spray is administered in both nostrils. The injectable vaccine, or flu shot, is used for people older than 6 months, including healthy people and people with chronic medical conditions. The Health Department will be starting flu vaccination clinics on October 26 for those individuals who are 60 years and over and those with chronic medical conditions at the following locations and times: Calvary Chapel of Amador, October 26, 1:00-3:00 pm. Senior Services Center, November 2, 1:30-3:30 pm, Plymouth Town Hall, November 8, 10:00-11:00 am, Ione City Hall, November 8, 1:00-2:00 pm. Camanche Lake Community Center, November 8, 3:00-4:00 pm. Our Lady of the Pines Church, November 15, 11:30-12:30 pm. Upcountry Community Center, November 15, 2:00-3:00 pm Drive-Thru Clinic: Church of the Nazarene, November 16, 11:30-12:30 pm Senior Services Center, November 16, 2:00-3:30 pm. Children’s flu vaccine will be available in the Health Departments Immunizations clinics starting now through the month of December. See, public health department, for a complete senior flu clinic schedule call 209-223-6697 or questions write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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