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Flu Season

(Public Health getting ready for Flu Season)…The Imperial County Public Health Department has scheduled Flu Shots.

They will start administering flu shots on Wednesday October 7th to individuals six months and older. The Department will host a flu clinic at their Training Center from 8:00 am to noon. Walk-ins for the flu shot will start on Thursday October 8th. Flu shots for seniors will begin Thursday October 1st at regularly scheduled Senior Clinics throughout the Imperial Valley. This year’s flu vaccine will protect against seasonal flu. The cost for receiving the flu shot will be $5.00. Public Health Officer Doctor Stephen Munday says since the flu vaccine takes about two weeks to become effective, eligible residents are strongly advised to get their flu shots early to lessen their risk of contracting the flu this flu season and in preparation for the holiday season. Flu season in the United States generally peaks between late December and Early March.