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Influenza - Prevention

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Published on September 08, 2017. Last modified on October 08, 2019

The flu vaccine will protect against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season. This includes an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and one or two influenza B viruses, depending on the flu vaccine.  

Flu vaccine is offered in a variety of settings in Monterey County.  Your medical provider may have flu vaccine for you.  Other alternatives are pharmacies, retail stores with pharmacies inside them, and/or community-based immunization clinics.   Below is a list of no-cost influenza vaccination clinics in Monterey County this fall.  While supplies last, some clinics will also offer pertussis (Tdap) and pneumonia immunizations.  Additional dates and locations to be added shortly, so please check back soon!

Date  Time  Location  Ages  Co-Sponsor(s)
October 13, 2019
11:00am - 4:00pm
Binational Health Week Closing Event, Closter Park, 401 Towt St., Salinas
6 months & older
Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas
October 19, 2019
11:00am - 2:00pm
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, MRI Parking Lot, 450 E. Romie Lane, Salinas
6 months & older
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
October 22, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
California State University - Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Student Lounge, 3116 Inter-Garrison Rd., Seaside
6 months & older
CSUMB Health & Wellness Services & CSUMB Department of Nursing
October 23, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Castroville Elementary School, 11161 Merritt St., Castroville
2 years & older
North Monterey County Unified School District & Central Coast Visiting Nurse Association (VNA)
October 24, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
California State University - Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Student Lounge, 3116 Inter-Garrison Rd., Seaside
6 months & older
CSUMB Health & Wellness Services & CSUMB Department of Nursing
October 28, 2019
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Monterey Peninsula College, Library, Sam Karas Room, 980 Fremont St., Monterey
6 months & older
Monterey Peninsula College & the Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing
November 5, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Palma High School, Multipurpose Room, 919 Iverson St., Salinas
6 months & older
Palma High School & Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
November 6, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Hartnell Professional Building, 576 Hartnell St., Monterey
6 months & older
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
November 7, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Seaside High School, 220 Noche Buena St., Seaside
2 years & older
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District & Central Coast Visiting Nurse Association (VNA)
November 9, 2019
11:00am - 2:00pm
Taylor Farms Health & Wellness Center, 850 5th St., Gonzales
6 months & older
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital

 

Other ways to keep from getting or spreading the flu include: 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  • If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.CDC_WashingHands
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  • Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Dates and locations for free flu shots above don't work for you?  Enter your ZIP code below and find another location near you.

 

When you are sick with the flu, you risk missing work, missing school, and important life events. Get yourself and your family a flu vaccine now.