IMMUNIZATIONS - PCPHD

PLACER COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH


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  • 11572 B Avenue
    Auburn, Placer
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  • Phone 1
    Public Health
    530-889-7128
  • Business Line
    Make appointments for general immunizations
    530-886-1883

In the U.S., immunizations have reduced or eliminated many infectious diseases that once routinely killed or harmed many infants, children, and adults. However, the viruses and bacteria that cause immunization-preventable disease and death still exist and can be passed on to people who are not protected by immunizations.

Flu
Influenza (flu) can lead to serious illness, including pneumonia. It is recommended that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine every year. It is especially important for those at an increased risk for serious flu-related complications, including:
  • Older people
  • People with certain chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes and heart disease
  • Pregnant women
  • Young children
Immunizations for School
California Law (Health and Safety Code 120325-120375) requires that children entering public or private school, including childcare, preschool, elementary, or secondary schools, receive required immunizations.

Shots are available while supplies last. COVID-19 vaccines will also be available for those needing their first or second dose. While flu vaccination is recommended annually for everyone 6 months and older, it is particularly important for young children; pregnant women; adults aged 65 and older; and people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma.

Flu clinic options for the general public are available on MyTurn. Public Health is also conducting numerous private clinics for at-risk populations and has reallocated a portion of its flu doses to local community clinics to help meet needs.

See more information here: https://www.placer.ca.gov/7562/Free-flu-shot-clinics-in-October