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Fight Flu Together
This Season, a Flu Vaccine is More Important than Ever!
Every person aged 6 months and older needs the flu vaccine, every year. This is especially true this year, with COVID-19 also circulating widely in Solano County. Flu viruses are unpredictable and can change over time, so a past flu vaccine may not protect you this year. We recommend that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year. Protection from vaccine can take up to two weeks to develop but lasts through the season, so we recommend getting flu vaccine early, before flu disease is in the community.
The more people vaccinated; the more people protected. Do your part. Get a flu vaccine this fall.
Flu Shot Clinics
Here are the drive-thru flu shot clinics happening in Solano County for individuals age 2 years old and above.
No appointments necessary. All are welcome, regardless of insurance or immigration status. Vaccines will be available while supplies last. Please wear a mask.
For drive-thru clinics, no pets are allowed.
|Date ||Time ||Access ||Address |
|10/9/2021 ||10am-4pm ||Outside ||Rio Vista Bass Derby |
Sacramento & Front Street, Rio Vista
Other Places to Get a Flu Shot
- Call your healthcare provider to schedule a flu shot
- Visit vaccinefinder.org for pharmacies, grocery stores and clinics offering a free flu shot
Flu Shot Options for those without Health Insurance
- Solano Public Health and community partners are offering free drive-thru or walk-in flu clinics for community members without insurance.
- For undocumented residents over 26 and above who have restricted scope or emergency Medi-Cal, you can enroll in Path To Health program at the following locations and get free immunizations, including a free flu shot:
- La Clinica Vallejo - 243 Georgia St B, Vallejo, CA
- La Clinica Vallejo - 220 Hospital Dr, Vallejo, CA
- Community Medical Centers, Vacaville - 600 Nut Tree Rd #310, Vacaville, CA
- Community Medical Centers, Dixon - 131 W A Ste 1, Dixon, CA
- OLE Health - Fairfield - 470 Chadbourne Rd A, Fairfield, CA
What is the Flu?
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe illness and can even result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications. Common flu symptoms include, but are not limited to:
Fever or feeling feverish/chills
- Cough and or sore throat
- Running or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Fatigue (feeling very tired)
Some people may also experience vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in young children than in adults. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year and following these simple steps to keep you and your family flu-free:
- Wash hands often with soap and water
- Regularly clean high-touch surfaces such as countertops and doorknobs
- Avoid sharing cups, straws or anything that goes in the mouth
- Cover your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze; promptly discard used facial tissues
- Stay home if you are sick
- More tips to stay healthy and fight off disease include eating more whole grains, vegetables and fruit; getting enough rest and sleep; staying physically fit through exercise; and avoiding smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.
Who is at High Risk for Flu?
Flu vaccination is especially important for people who are at high risk from flu, many of whom are also at high risk for COVID-19 or serious outcomes. This includes people over 65 years old; pregnant women; young children; and those with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes or cancer; people with heart disease; and those who have had stroke.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What you Need to Know