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Sonora Flu Shot Clinic Held

High-risk patients were able to get a flu vaccination today.

The Upper Save Mart had a vaccination clinic from 10 to 2, and officials say it´s one of the final clinics to be given out at local stores after the shortage that broke into the news last week.

Patients hoping to get a flu shot must be 65 or older, a health care worker, or a caregiver of an infact under 6 months old.

Also, pregnant women with a prescription will be vaccinated.

Nurses will be on-site, to assess patients.

Officials say you will be turned away if you´re not high risk.

Jill Castle with the Tuolumne County Health Department says the Visiting Nurses Association is pooling efforts with the county and Sonora Regional Medical Center to get the vaccine´s doses out there.

Castle also says this year there´s one important difference: there will be no billing for MediCal or MediCare.

Anyone who gets the flu shot will be charged a ten dollar fee.

Of course, the Tuolumne County Health Fair gets underway next week, and Castle says there will be around 2800 doses to distribute at the Health Fair.