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Free public health drive-thru flu shot clinic open to county residents

The Nevada County Public Health Department’s Emergency Preparedness Program is conducting a free drive-thru flu shot clinic for the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (or until supplies last) in the parking lot of Twin Cities Church on Rough and Ready Highway.

The drive-thru clinic is for adults and children 4 years of age and older.

Participants will only be able to access the parking lot using a right hand turn from westbound Rough and Ready Highway.



This is a drive-thru only event; all participants will be required to stay in their vehicles. Due to safety concerns, walkups will not be permitted.

This is the fourth year the EPP has utilized a drive-thru flu shot clinic as an emergency response exercise, and each year has been more successful than the last, according to organizers.




Nevada County residents are encouraged to participate in the clinic as it helps the Public Health Department evaluate the response efforts of staff and volunteers in the event of a public health emergency.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, flu seasons vary in severity, and over a period of 30 years; between 1976 and 2006, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the U.S. range from 3,000 to 49,000 people.

To help protect yourself and other more vulnerable community members against this potentially serious contagious disease, the CDC recommends that people get vaccinated against the flu soon after it becomes available, if possible by October.

For more information on the event, contact Patti Carter at 530-265-7174.


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