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OC Health Care Agency Wants Everyone to Get a Flu Shot County makes sure getting the vaccine is easy and free
With flu season now upon us, the OC Health Care Agency is already anticipating the potentially devastating effects of a double whammy of influenza and COVID-19 cases hitting in the fall and winter months and urges everyone to get a flu shot.
Recognizing all of the things that people are worried about such as paying bills and dealing with the stress of social isolation due to COVID-19, the County is launching a flu vaccine campaign designed to encourage people to get their flu shot so they have one less thing to think about. The tag line is “Don’t worry about the flu, too” and drives people to the url: //ochealthinfo.com/getyourflushot.
The flu vaccine will be available as a shot or mist form at the Family Health Clinics by appointment only 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1- 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Clinics are closed 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. People who live in the County should call 1-800-914-4887 for an appointment. There will also be flu pop-up clinics throughout the community that will be listed on the //ochealthinfo.com/getyourflushot website.
“Cooler weather is coming, and we know that when people spend more time indoors and have closer contact with each other, germs spread much more quickly,” said Dr. Clayton Chau, Director of the OC Health Care Agency and County Health Officer. “It is critical that everyone over 6 months old get a flu shot to decrease the incidence of influenza in the community and to ease the stress on the healthcare system when both viruses are likely to be circulating.”
To find out more about the flu vaccine, go to //ochealthinfo.com/getyourflushot