Get Your Flu Shot
Where to get your flu shot?
- Flu shots are available October - March of each year at most local pharmacies.
- Public Health offers Flu Vaccines during our immunization clinics throughout flu season
2018-2019 Vaccine availability
- Flu vaccine - for individuals over 6 months of age . Cost:
- Flu Shot for adults = $20
- Flu Shot for children = $10
* FluMist not available
Handwashing can help prevent illness. It involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry.) Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except the germs.
Visit this hand hygiene link for proper hand washing tips: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html
What can individuals do to prepare for flu season?
- Plan on ALL family members receiving seasonal flu vaccine in the fall.
- Stay HOME if you are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soapy water for 20 – 30 seconds.
- Help young children wash their hands.
- Use hand sanitizers if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your sneezes and cough by sneezing/coughing into your sleeve.
- When you sneeze or cough into a tissue – Throw it away and Wash your hands.
- If you sneeze or cough into your hands – Wash Them.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like flu. An effective cleaning solution mixture is 1/4 cup of bleach to 1 gallon of water.
For more information on Influenza visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm
What is Amador County doing to prepare for flu season?
- Amador County Public Health is continuing to meet with their partners (Sutter Amador Hospital, Amador County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, Department of Corrections, Amador County Unified School District and many others) to plan for the upcoming fall flu season.
- Public Health will continue to monitor CDC recommendations for vaccinations.
What can local businesses/organizations do to prepare?
- Begin/continue to develop continuity of operation plans to respond to pandemic influenza.
Please contact Amador County Public Health at 223-6407 if you have further questions or need assistance with planning.