Free flu shots Sunday in San Luis Obispo County

October 10, 2012

With a goal of vaccinating at least 2,000 people, San Luis Obispo County Health Agency will offer free flu shots to all county residents ages two years and older on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the South County Regional Center in Arroyo Grande and Colony Park Community Center in Atascadero.

In what has been dubbed the county’s biggest single-day clinic ever, county health officials are working to prepare county and city employees to administer vaccinations rapidly in the event of a significant public health threat to the community. More than 100 public employees will staff the two locations.

“Exercises like this help us prepare for pandemics and other biological threats to the public’s health. We practice so that we’re ready to vaccinate the entire population of the county as quickly as possible,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, the county health officer. “Thanks to the dedication of all these public servants, our county will end this drill, not only better protected against this year’s flu viruses, but also better prepared for emergencies.”

This year’s flu vaccine includes protection from H1N1, H3N2 and influenza B. There will be no residency requirements for those that attend. Flumist (nasal spray vaccine) will also be available at both locations on a first come, first serve basis.




  1. The Gimlet Eye says:

    OSHA (the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration) rejects mandatory flu vaccines for health care workers. [A significant portion of health-care workers have said they will not comply and are prepared to be fired if necessary. OSHA concluded that it is not wise to institute a policy that will “result in employment termination.” There is strength in numbers.]

    The Refusers Posted 2012 Oct 22

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  2. The Gimlet Eye says:

    Irish Court Rules Against Mothers Right To Refuse Vaccination

    A young mother, Clare O Sullivan from Waterford, Eire, who has refused consent for her young five year old son to be vaccinated was before the.

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  3. The Gimlet Eye says:

    It will be mandatory:

    Flu Shot Being Forced on Health Workers

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  4. Cindy says:

    I haven’t had the flu in over 20 years and I’ve never had a flu shot. Funny thing is that my father never had the flu in probably 30 years except for the year that he got a flu shot. I recall that it was the joke of the family.

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    • The Gimlet Eye says:

      From what I hear, these “flu shots” will make you more likely to get the flu.

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    • CitizenB says:

      I never got the flue in 20 years, except for the one year I didn’t get the flu shot, and yep, it messed up my Christmas vacation. Actually, personal anecdotes prove nothing as to the safety and efficacy of vaccines. You know what works for you, and you either trust the science or you don’t.

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