For Immediate ReleaseOctober 03, 2014
Protect your family and friends at one of nine opportunities coming soon
San Rafael, CA – As flu season approaches, a flu shot is the single best defense against influenza. Protect yourself, your family and friends by getting your flu shot soon.
Free flu vaccine clinics offer uninsured residents without a regular medical provider the opportunity to be protected against the flu. They are made possible by the generous support of the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services and Kaiser Permanente. Vaccines will be available at all locations while supplies last. Here is the schedule and locations of the free clinics:
Additional Clinics are being organized and will be announced when confirmed. Stay up to date with information regarding this season’s flu activity and additional options for flu vaccination by visiting www.marinflu.org.
The flu begins with an abrupt onset of fever, muscle aches, sore throat and cough that often make people sick enough to keep them in bed for several days. Flu can be especially dangerous for young children, seniors, pregnant women and people with chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and asthma.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommends basic steps to prevent and stop the spread of influenza and other respiratory illnesses in addition to getting the flu vaccination. These include:
Dr. Matthew WillisPublic Health OfficerHealth and Human Services
3240 Kerner Blvd.San Rafael, CA 94901(415) 473-4163Email: Dr. Matthew WillisMarin HHS website