Free flu vaccine clinics begin Thursday

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.