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.