Did you know that only about half of all health care workers get a flu shot? We can do better.
Flu Vaccination information is available at cchs.org
Here is Dr. Alan Siegel and his band "Rhythm Method" performing at CCRMC a novel version of “Bad Case of Lovin’ You,” re-purposed with a familiar and important message: get a flu shot before symptoms start to appear.Syria T. Berry (vocalist), Alan Siegel (guitar), Duane Campbell (bass), Michael Greene (drums), Bruce Reingold (trumpet)
This year, there is one flu vaccine available which protects against 3 flu viruses including H1N1. Everyone 6 months and older is recommended to get vaccinated. Children under 9 years of age will need 2 doses of flu vaccine, one month apart IF this is the first time that the child is receiving flu vaccine, or if the child did NOT receive any H1N1 vaccine.
Where to Get Vaccinated
Flu vaccine is beginning to be available throughout Contra Costa County. To get a flu vaccine:
Check with your regular health care provider
•Kaiser members can call the Kaiser Flu Hotline: 1-800-573-5811 (1-800-KP-FLU-11).
•Community clinics are also offering flu vaccine - call the clinic for details.
Flu vaccines for Contra Costa Health Center patients (must bring cranberry colored card)
•Walk-in Flu Clinics will be held from October 18 - October 22, 2010
Tdap (whooping cough) and pneumococcal vaccine will also be available to those who are eligible.
◦Antioch Health Center: Monday-Friday 12-1 p.m., Health Center Hallway
◦Pittsburg Health Center: Monday-Friday 1:30-4:30 p.m., Health Center Lobby
◦Concord Health Center: Monday-Friday 12-1 p.m., Health Center Lobby
◦Martinez Health Center: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Health Center Lobby (2nd floor)
◦Richmond Health Center: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1st Floor Conf Room 1603A
◦For Bay Point, Brentwood and North Richmond Health Centers - Appointment Required, call 1-800-495-8885
•Scheduled flu clinic appointments will be available October 25 - December 3, 2010 (As supplies last)
Call 1-800-495-8885 to schedule an appointment.
Links of interest:
•flucliniclocator.org (check clinic for details)
•Free Public Health Clinics - Wednesday, November 10th from 1pm-7pm at locations throughout the county. Tdap and pneumococcal vaccine will also be offered at these clinics. See locations (PDF).