Orange County Offers Free Flu Shot Clinics October 19, 21, 26, 29
Orange County is providing residents seasonal flu shots – free of charge!
“Getting the flu shot as early as possible this season will help reduce the chances of getting sick,” said Supervisor Andrew Do. “The pandemic is not over, and the risk of having both COVID-19 and the flu circulating could put a strain on our frontline workers and health care professionals.”
Last autumn, following the widespread mitigation measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the number of flu cases was historically mild. However, health experts fear a more serious flu season this fall and winter.
While the elderly and those with underlying conditions are more susceptible to get the COVID-19 and the flu, children are also at high risk for developing serious flu-related complications. Public health experts agree that the more people in all age groups who get the flu vaccine, the more protected these vulnerable populations will be.
Some of the symptoms caused by the flu, COVID-19, and other respiratory illnesses are similar. That is why the difference between them cannot be based on symptoms alone. Testing is needed to tell what the illness is and to confirm a diagnosis.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), even though both the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu shot can be given at the same visit, people should follow the recommended schedule for either vaccine.
Free Flu Shots Clinics
Tuesday, October 19
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF SANTA ANA
Thursday, October 21
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 26
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
GARDEN GROVE MAIN LIBRARY
Friday, October 29
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
To find out more about the flu vaccine, as well as other flu clinic locations in Orange County, please visit https://ochealthinfo.com/about-hca/public-health-services/public-health-services/diseases-conditions/flu/flu-shots.
Orange County Chairman Andrew Do represents the First District communities of Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Westminster, Fountain Valley, and Midway City. In addition to health and safety-based COVID-19 response planning, he has reformed Orange County’s mental health services, expanded access to health care, and led efforts to combat homelessness.