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Flu shots offered in November

The El Dorado County Public Health Department will begin its annual influenza program in November. Clinics for persons 50 years of age and older will be held each Wednesday, starting Nov. 7 at the Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. from 10 a.m. to noon. A donation of $5 per person is requested. Medicare Plan B will be billed.

Influenza vaccine will be available during the flu clinics for persons under 50 years of age who are at increased risk of complications from the flu. These complications include; chronic cardiovascular or pulmonary conditions, including asthma; residents of nursing homes or other care facilities with chronic medical conditions; metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and those who required hospitalization within the past year; children on long term aspirin therapy; and pregnant women in their second or third trimester of pregnancy during flu season (November to April).

It takes to week from the time of vaccination to develop protection and November is the ideal month for being vaccinated. Pneumonia Vaccine will be available for persons 65 or older and those with chronic medical conditions such as cardiovascular, pulmonary or metabolic diseases. For further information call 573-3157.

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