Low-cost community flu vaccination clinics are being held in South Lake Tahoe through mid-November.
The clinics, put on by the Public Health Division of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, offer a seasonal vaccine in nasal mist and flu shot form.
"Everyone 6 months of age or older should get vaccinated against the flu annually for the best protection," Lynnan Svensson, Supervising Public Health Nurse with the Public Health Division, stated in a press release. "High-risk individuals, such as children under age five, people 65 years and older, pregnant women and people with chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease are especially encouraged to be vaccinated. In addition, it is extremely important for health care workers and those individuals taking care of these high-risk persons to be immunized."
The vaccine costs $10, but no one will be denied service due to inability to pay. Payments may be made via cash or check. Parents should bring their child's immunization records.
For more information, visit www.edcgov.us/publichealth or call the county flu hotline at 530-621-6188.