Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again — time to get your annual flu shot.
In addition to getting vaccinated, the Plumas County Public Health Agency reminds people to wash hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Also, remember to cover sneezes and coughs with a tissue or block a cough with your elbow, and especially to stay home while sick and limit contact with others.
Plumas County Public Health Agency will not provide the nasal spray vaccination this year. Only flu shots are available.
All drive through clinics will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until vaccine is gone. Flu forms can be downloaded at www.plumascounty.us/publichealth/fluinformation.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
Enter: Indian Valley Medical Clinic, 174 Hot Springs Road.
If the weather is bad, the clinic will be moved to Greenville Town Hall.
Thursday, Oct. 17
Enter: 500 First Ave. (EPHC)
If the weather is bad, the clinic will be moved to: Portola Veteran Hall.
Friday, Oct. 18
Chester Memorial Hall (inside/ walk in)
If there are mobility issues a staff member will administer the vaccine at vehicles.
Monday, Oct. 21
Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds
If the weather is bad, the clinic will be inside the Tulsa-Scott Building.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Sponsored by Eastern Plumas Health Care.
Enter: Wasco Trail (Blairsden-Graeagle Road to Maricopa Trail to Wasco Trail)
If the weather is bad, the clinic will be moved inside the Graeagle Fire Department.
School-aged children flu vaccination clinics
Parents are asked to complete the flu form and send completed forms with student back to school prior to the date listed.
Flu forms can be downloaded at www.plumascounty.us/publichealth/fluinformation.
Public Health will be in the Plumas County schools on the following days: Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Quincy (Pioneer/Quincy Elementary and Quincy High School); Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Portola (Carmichael and High School) and in Greenville/Chester on Thursday, Oct. 31, (Greenville Elementary and High School; Chester Elementary and High School).
This year, the county has received a limited supply of Flu Mist Vaccination which will be reserved for children in K-6th grades.