Free flu clinic at the Cherry Auction

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- It's Tuesday morning and the Cherry Avenue Auction is filled with people buying fresh produce and goods, and people getting vaccinations as part of a free flu clinic put on by the Fresno County Department of Public Health.

Leticia Berber said, "We're out here today giving free flu shots to the public and we're excited to be here, this is the first time we've been here this year."

Health Educator Leticia Berber and other nurses helped dozens of people get vaccinated. The office decided to bring the clinic to people as an outreach and convenience. So they could get the care they need.

Vendor Carlos Ponce says he was surprised to see the mobile clinic and took advantage of the service. He's hoping to feel healthy all season long. Officials say those prone to the flu include senior citizens, those with health conditions, pregnant woman or children. While it's been a mild flu season so far, officials say it's not over.

"It's not too late, the flu season goes all the way to May," said Berber. "We, the Fresno County Public Health Department, has plenty of flu vaccine and we want to reach out to those who haven't received the vaccine this year."

The flu season will start again in October. Health experts are urging people to get vaccines for themselves and their children now.

Another free flu clinic will be held this Saturday at the Mosqueda Center.

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