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Flu Shots Available Monday In Calaveras County

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San Andreas, Ca — The Calaveras County Public Health Department will begin holding flu vaccination clinics on Monday.

“Many people do not consider flu a serious illness,” says County Health Officer Dr. Dean Kelaita. “But even in a normal flu season, it causes 36,000 deaths a year in the U.S. and more than 200,000 hospitalizations.”

Kelaita says the vaccine is recommended for adults over the age of 50, children between the ages of six months and five years, persons with chronic medical conditions, women who will be pregnant during the flu season and healthcare workers.

A fee of $0 – $13 is based on family size and income. Medicare is accepted. Additional information is available by calling the Calaveras County Public Health Department at 754-6460.

The schedule is as follows:

Mon., Oct. 22 Good Samaritan Church/Valley Springs 11am – 3pm

Wed., Oct. 31 Cal Works-Sequoia Rm./San Andreas 9am – 1pm

Sat., Nov. 3 Bret Harte H.S./Angels Camp 9am – 1pm

Mon., Nov. 5 Community Ctr./Copperopolis 9am – 11am

Tue., Nov. 13 Chapel In The Pines/Arnold 10am – 1pm

Mon., Nov. 19 Community Hall/West Point 10am – 1pm

Mon., Dec. 3 Cal Works-Sequoia Rm./San Andreas 1pm – 3pm

Written by BJ Hansen