H1N1 Flu Shot Clinics

Fresno, CA FRESNO COUNTY

Fresno County 2009 Flu Immunization Clinics - PDF Download

TULARE COUNTY

Tulare County H1N1 Vaccine Clinics - pdf

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency will hold eight public flu shot clinics to use the County's available doses of state flu vaccine. The cost of the vaccine is $5 per person, or free to those who present a Medicare or Medi-cal card at the clinic. The vaccine will be given to all individuals eligible under state criteria: children 6 months through 4 years of age; adults 50 years of age or older; persons with certain chronic medical conditions, including asthma or diabetes; pregnant women; persons who live with or care for any high-risk individuals, including caregivers of children under 6 months of age, and health care workers.

Tulare County Public Health Officer, Dr. Karen Haught, said individuals can take additional preventive measures to minimize their chance of getting the flu or passing it on to someone else: wash hands thoroughly with soap & water; cover mouth with your sleeve when coughing or sneezing; dispose of soiled tissue after use; avoid touching your face unless you have just washed your hands; avoid crowds; and stay home when you are sick.

Medicare and Medi-Cal recipients must present their card at all clinics. The cost for those without a Medicare or Medi-Cal card is $5. For more information please call 1-800-834-7121. What if I don't meet the criteria set by the Centers for Disease Control?

Short of receiving the flu vaccine individuals can take these preventive measures to minimize their chances of getting the flu or passing it on to someone else: wash hands thoroughly with soap & water; cover mouth when coughing or sneezing; dispose of soiled tissue after use; avoid touching your face unless you have just washed your hands; avoid crowds; and stay home when you are sick. For more information, call 1-800-834-7121.

Will a flu vaccination stop me from getting the flu?
Getting an annual flu vaccination can help prevent some of the illness, and possibly deaths, caused by influenza (the "flu"). A flu vaccination can be given to most people over 6 months of age. This vaccination decreases both the chances of contracting flu and its severity.

How does the flu vaccination work?
The flu vaccine helps the body produce antibodies that help in destroying flu viruses. These viruses are constantly changing, so different virus strains must be incorporated in vaccines from one year to the next. That's why yearly flu vaccination are necessary.

Should everyone get a flu vaccination?
Those most at risk for severe flu such as the elderly and people with certain chronic medical conditions should get a yearly vaccination. You may still get the flu, but it may be less severe.

Those 'at risk' include:
- People over the age of 65
- Adults and children of any age with any of the following conditions:
- Chronic heart disease, including angina and heart failure
- Chronic respiratory disease, including asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis or emphysema
- Kidney disease or anyone on dialysis
- Diabetes
- Immune suppression due to disease such as HIV or drug- or radio-therapy or any form of chemotherapy
- Anyone living in nursing, residential or long-stay homes or other long-stay facilities where the spread of the virus is more likely.

How much does a flu vaccination cost?
Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency offers flu vaccination for those at risk. The vaccinations are free if you have Medicare Part B, and $5 for all others, including those with Medi-Cal. For information, call the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency Information and Referral Line toll-free at 1-800-834-7121

MERCED COUNTY

Seasonal Flu and Swine Flue Information Page - Click here for more

MADERA COUNTY

Sept. 29th
Coarsegold Community Bible Church 9:30-11am
North Fork Post Office 9:30-11am
Mountain Christian Center-Oakhurst 9:30-11am

Oct. 1st
Madera Fairgrounds 9:30-11am

Oct. 6th
Chowchilla Fairgrounds 9:30-11am

Oct. 8th
Yosemite Lakes Park 9:30-11am

Oct. 15th
Liberty High School-9:30-11am

Oct. 17th
Madera Fairgrounds 9:30-11am

KINGS COUNTY

2009 FLU CLINIC SCHEDULE
The Kings County Health Department will offer influenza vaccines at the locations below. The following groups are especially encouraged to be vaccinated:
People and family members of people with Serious Medical Conditions such as:
- Asthma
- Chronic diseases of the lungs, heart, or kidneys
- Compromised immune systems

People older than 50 years
Pregnant women and their family members
Children 6 months to 5 years
Family members of infants under 6 months
Health care workers

Live, Intranasal influenza vaccine (LAIV) (FluMist) will be available for those Healthy Children and Adults between ages 2-49 years, including health care workers and household contacts of most people at high risk for influenza complications However, LAIV should not be given to pregnant women or people with certain medical conditions.

Fee - $5.00
Services will not be refused, due to inability to pay

Lemoore
Tuesday September 29th 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Lemoore Senior Center - 789 S Lemoore Avenue


Avenal
Wednesday September 30th 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Avenal Senior Center - 104 W Kings

Stratford
Wednesday September 30th 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Stratford Branch Library - 20300 Main Street

The following clinics have been postponed until further notice:

KETTLEMAN CITY - OCTOBER 1ST - POSTPONED
HOME GARDEN - OCTOBER 1ST - POSTPONED
CORCORAN OCTOBER 6TH - POSTPONED
< HANFORD - OCTOBER 7th - POSTPONED
ARMONA - OCTOBER 8TH - POSTPONED

***If you need more information, contact your health-care provider or the Health Department, 584- 1401 ext #4523.

MARIPOSA COUNTY

You may get your free Seasonal Flu Shot at any of the following locations and dates. Remember to wear short sleeves!

Mariposa Fairgrounds
Wednesday October 14 9-11 AM

Yosemite Medical Clinic
Thursday October 22 10-11 AM

Coulterville School House
Tuesday October 27 1-3 PM

Mariposa Fairgrounds
Thursday October 29 2-4 PM

Wawona Community Center
Thursday October 22 2-3 PM

Greeley Hill Senior Center
Tuesday October 27 9-11 AM

This year, Seasonal Flu vaccine is available to everyone until supplies run out. These are the only public clinics scheduled. This vaccine does not protect against the H1N1 (Swine) Flu.






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