County offers flu shots for uninsured

Flu season is approaching, and the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency Department of Public Health wants to remind all citizens that the best way to protect against influenza is to get a flu vaccine every flu season.

Tulare County and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommend that everyone six months of age and older get vaccinated against influenza. In response to this recommendation, the Tulare County Department of Public Health will be offering immunization clinics for residents of Tulare County that are uninsured or underinsured. Getting vaccinated as soon as possible provides protection in case the flu season comes early and it will protect you throughout the entire flu season.

Clinics will be conveniently located throughout the County. Dates and local clinics in September include:

• Tuesday, Sept. 11

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Farmersville Senior

Center, 444 Gene St.

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Woodlake Senior Center,

179 N. Magnolia St.

• Monday, Sept. 24

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Three Rivers Senior

Center, 43490 Sierra Dr.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Exeter Senior Center,

301 E St.

• Tuesday, Sept. 25

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lindsay Senior Center,

911 N. Parkside Ave.

For more information on Tulare County Public Health flu clinics, interested parties can contact the immunization department at 559-685-5725 or visit www.tularehhsa.org and click on “Public Health”.

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