VACAVILLE — Solano Public Health is offering two free clinics where people can get flu vaccinations.
The first will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the County Services Center, 355 Tuolumne St. in Vallejo. The second will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Ulatis Public Library, 1020 Ulatis Drive in Vacaville.
These clinics will offer only the seasonal flu vaccinations. They will not offer pneumonia or whooping cough vaccines.
“Solano residents can help protect themselves, their families and the rest of the community from influenza by taking a few simple precautions,” said Solano County Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Health Officer Michael Stacey in a county press release.
The county recommends that residents wash hands often with soap and water, cover coughs and sneezes and stay home when ill, in addition to getting the flu shot.
Fifteen Solano County flu victims have been admitted to hospital intensive care units and two have died from influenza this flu season, the county press release said.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza activity varies from year to year and is unpredictable. California generally sees an increase in cases late December or early January, with the flu season often peaking in February or March, the county press release said.
Please call Solano Public Health at 784-8077 for more information.
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