Free flu vaccinations clinics in Fresno County
FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) —
The Fresno County Department of Public Health is offering free flu vaccinations for the 2017-18 flu season at multiple clinics throughout Fresno County.
While flu shots are not a guarantee to protect you 100%, medical professionals agree it is the best defense against the disease and its potential serious complications that can include pneumonia and death.
It takes about two weeks for protection to develop after the vaccination, and protection lasts several months to a year.
Be aware that children 9-years-old and under who have never had a flu shot should get two shots separated by four weeks.
Health officials are encouraging everyone over the age of 6 months to get vaccinated regardless of age or health status.
Fresno County residents with insurance coverage should contact their health care provider regarding flu vaccination availability.
Vaccines may also be available at physician offices, clinics, pharmacies, and at special flu vaccination events promoted in retail stores.
See the schedule below for dates, times, and locations of the Department of Public Health flu vaccination clinics for Fresno County residents
Call the toll-free Immunization Information Line at 1-888-993-3003.