Free flu vaccine clinics begin Thursday

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Free flu vaccine clinics being offered in Chico over the upcoming weeks

Enloe Medical Center and Student Health Services have begun administering free flu vaccinations.

Enloe will be offering a drive-through clinic on Thursday Oct. 1 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Calvary Chapel on 1888 Springfield Drive.

A public bus stop is offered as well as a wheel chair accessible vaccine station. Drivers are instructed to remain in their car.

Two walk-in vaccinations will also be offered on:

  • Oct. 8 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1704 Manzanita Ave.
  • Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Enloe’s Community Wellness Expo

Adults and children over the age of three are eligible for the vaccine which will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

The vaccine given will cover Influenza A (H1N1) Virus, Influenza A (H3N2) Virus and Influenza B Virus. Individuals are asked to wear clothing that doesn’t cover the upper arm.

Preservative-free vaccine will not be offered at the clinics, but a limited supply covering the same flu strains are available for pregnant women.

The Student Health Services clinics will be located in front of the Miriam Library breezeway and offered from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on:

  • Oct. 8
  • Oct. 15
  • Oct. 20
  • Oct. 27

Students are asked to either bring or know their ID number.

Chico Staff will be charged $15.00.

Suzy Leamon can be reached at [email protected] or @susanleamon on Twitter.