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Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Tuesday, October 5th, and come to Nevada County Public Health’s free drive-thru flu shot clinic! The clinic is for adults and children 3 years of age and older and will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Twin Cities Church at 11726 Rough and Ready Highway in Grass Valley.
“Beyond protecting you from the flu, this event is held so our department has an opportunity to practice and evaluate our levels of emergency preparedness in the event of a large-scale communicable disease outbreak or public health emergency,” said Kim Blix, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Nevada County Public Health. “Your participation is essential to making this a safe, fun, and effective preparedness exercise.”
Here are a few tips to ensure you have a safe and easy visit:
• Wear clothing that allows easy access to your upper arms
• Drive-thru event only – no walk-ups, please
• All occupants in your car must wear a face covering (age 2 and older)
• We’ll welcome participants until 4:00 or until we run out of vaccine – whichever comes first.
Flu shots are highly recommended for those who are immunocompromised, kids, and older adults. Don’t delay your flu shot if you have an opportunity to receive it from your healthcare provider or at a local pharmacy.
“We had a mild flu season last year with increased masking and social distancing due to COVID-19. We don’t know what this year’s flu season will bring, but we do know that getting your flu shot and masking prevent transmission,” said Deputy Public Health Officer Dr. Glennah Trochet. “You can get your flu shot at any time, regardless if you are, are not, or are in the process of getting your COVID-19 vaccine.”
The free drive-thru flu shot clinic will offer the flu vaccine only. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, go to MyNevadaCounty.com/GetVaccinated or MyTurn.ca.gov. For more information or questions on Public Health’s free drive-thru flu shot clinic, please call (530) 265-7049. For more information about the flu vaccine and why you should get it, visit www.cdc.gov/flu/.