Palomar Health is offering free flu shots to age nine and older in all its community clinics throughout Inland North County San Diego from December 2 through January 12.
Each year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (www.cdc.gov) recommends a new flu vaccine to protect against the upcoming strains of influenza.
The 2016 – 2017 flu vaccine will protect against the three influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season. It will not prevent illness caused by other viruses. It takes up to two weeks for protection to develop after the shot, and protection lasts six-months to one year. Palomar Health, working under national guidelines provided by the CDC, is prepared to vaccinate as many individuals as possible, age 9 and older, through its community flu shot clinics. Palomar Health nurses will provide the influenza vaccine by injection to persons 9 years of age and older.
For a Full List of Flu Shot Dates, Times, and Locations Visit: www.palomarhealth.org/flusource/seasonal influenza-community-vaccinationclinics
Palomar Health Expresscare Clinics will also be providing seasonal flu vaccinations for persons 2 years of age and older. Visit www.PalomarHealth.org/expresscare for more information, including fees.