Please join us for a free flu vaccination clinic in the City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Ave., Thursday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Adults and children are welcome, and there is no residency requirement.
“If you haven’t received the flu vaccine this year, I urge you to do so,” said Yolo County Health Officer Constance Caldwell, M.D. “By getting vaccinated, you will not only be protecting yourself, you will also be protecting vulnerable individuals around you.”
In addition to getting the flu vaccine, the Yolo County Health Dept. recommends the following steps to prevent the flu:
–Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
–Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20-seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
–Minimize contact with people who are sick, as much as possible, and stay home when you are sick.
–Parents should ask about flu plans at their children’s schools and day care centers.
–Employees should ask about work policies for telecommuting or staying home when they or a relative is sick with the flu.
–Stock extra food, water, medications, cleaning supplies and tissues to reduce the need to go out in public when taking care of a sick one at home.