ORANGE COUNTY, CA — A series of free flu shot clinics available across Orange County from Oct. 17 through Nov. 7, is sponsored by the Orange County Health Care Agency and multiple other agencies.
We have enough to worry about in the time of coronavirus without taking chances on the flu, the OC Health Care Agency says. "The flu or influenza is a serious disease," a spokesperson wrote on the OC Health Care website. "It’s more than just a runny nose and sore throat. The flu can make you very sick and cause you to go to the hospital or even lead to death.
Flu shots have been recommended by county health officials and the CDC in advance of the coming flu season, in order to prevent a "twin-demic" of flu and coronavirus.
At the clinics, shots are provided—free of charge— for residents over 3-years-old, in both drive-thru and walk-up events. The clinics will take place at Mile Square Park, OC Fair and Event Center and the Anaheim Convention Center. The events are sponsored by Saddleback College, OC Parks, the City of Anaheim, Orange County Fair and Event Center, 360 Clinic, and the OC Health Care Agency.
Mile Square Park: Saturday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Walk-up only. Register at: 360.epiconnector.com/fluvaccines
OC Fair and Event Center: Friday, Oct. 30 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Drive-thru only. Registration begins Oct. 25 at: 360.epiconnector.com/fluvaccines
Anaheim Convention Center: Oct. 24 & Nov. 7, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Drive-thru only. Registration begins Oct. 19 / Nov. 2 at: 360.epiconnector.com/fluvaccines
Have you gotten your flu shot yet this year?