San Mateo sponsors flu shot clinics

San Mateo County health officials are advising older residents and those with chronic medical conditions to consider getting influenza vaccine at one of several county-sponsored clinics this year.

The county health department this week released its schedule of free vaccinations for those adults 60 years of age and over, or with chronic medical conditions.

Clinics will be open various days through December, at 32 locations in 16 cities. Complete schedules in English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog and Tongan are available athttp://www.smhealth.org/flu.

A $5 donation is requested, appointments are not necessary, and Medicare is not accepted.

“Annual flu immunization is especially important for adults aged 50 and older, young children 6 months to 5 years of age, and for anyone with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease and liver

disease,” county Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow said.

Such people run the risk of developing pneumonia from influenza, which can lead to hospitalization or can even become fatal, Morrow said.

Those residents who do not qualify for county-sponsored flu shot clinics can find influenza vaccines through their medical providers, employers, or by calling the Sutter Visiting Nurse Association at (800) 500-2400.

More information is available at http://www.flucliniclocator.org or http://www.findaflushot.com.  

— Bay City News

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