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San Diego, California - Don’t have insurance and need to get a flu shot? No problem.

The County is sponsoring clinics throughout the region where you can get vaccinated against the flu. Twelve clinics will take place during October, with vaccine available for adults and children ages three years and up.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone six months and older should get a flu shot; however, some people don’t have the means to pay for them,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “We want everyone to be protected against the flu, so we’re offering the shot for free.”

The vaccination clinics will take place on the following dates:

Date: Time: Location:
Oct. 5 9 – 11:30 a.m. Cesar Chavez Park Food Bank
455 Sycamore Rd.
San Ysidro, CA 92173
 Oct. 7  1:30 – 5:30 p.m. Bayside Community Center
2202 Comstock St.
San Diego, CA 92111
 Oct. 7  1 – 4 p.m. Primo’s Foods
1535 Vista Way
Vista, CA 92083
 Oct. 11  1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Mira Mesa Senior Center
8460 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92126
 Oct. 13  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. East Region Public Health Center
367 N. Magnolia Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020
 Oct. 13  11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. San Marcos Community Center
3 Civic Center Dr.
San Marcos, CA 92069
 Oct. 13  11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Logan Heights Library
567 S. 28th Street
San Diego, CA 92113
 Oct. 16  10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fallbrook Harvest Festival
Main Ave. & Hawthorn St.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
 Oct. 22  10 a.m. – 3 p.m. NCHS San Marcos Health Center
150 Valpreda Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
 Oct. 27  1:30 – 5:30 p.m. Barrio Museum
3304 Roosevelt St.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
 Oct. 27  1 – 6 p.m. Northgate Market
606 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
 Oct. 29  8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Paradise Valley Hospital
2400 E. 4th St.
National City, 91950

The flu vaccine is safe and effective. It takes about two weeks for immunity to develop, so it’s best to get your vaccine now before the disease starts to spread in the community.

Vaccination is especially important for people who are at high risk of developing serious complications from influenza. They include:

In addition to getting vaccinated, people should also do the following to avoid getting sick:

Free flu vaccinations are available at a Community Health Center or County public health center throughout the flu season. For a list of locations, visit sdiz.org or call 2-1-1.