Those who wish to remain as socially distant as possible from other patients can get a free flu shot outdoors, in their vehicle.
Siskiyou County Public Health will offer free flu shots for non-pregnant people 18 and over at its annual drive-through clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds in Yreka.
The standard flu shot is free to everyone, regardless of income or if they have health insurance, said public health spokeswoman Angelica Cook. The cost of the flu vaccine at other clinics later in the month are $9.
Event planners said they will take steps to protect health care workers and those who come for the shot.
Those administering shots will be wearing full Personal Protective Equipment at all times, Cook said.
Those coming for a shot don’t have to get out of their car to get it, she said, just open their vehicle door and bare the upper arm that faces outside.
Groups can come in the same vehicle. Medical staff will circle it, giving shots without anyone exiting.
Those attending are asked to wear a mask and/or a face shield, said Cook. Please do not bring pets with you in the car.
Health officials recommend people ages six months and older, including pregnant women, get an annual flu vaccine each year, according to public health’s website. Pregnant women should see their OB for the flu vaccine, and children should see their primary care provider or come to one of the public health department’s regularly scheduled clinics.
Siskiyou County residents can also get the shot inside clinics in Yreka and Mount Shasta without an appointment.
On Oct. 15, residents can get the vaccine at 629 Alder Street in Mount Shasta from noon to 2 p.m. On Oct. 22, the vaccine is being offered at 810 S. Main Street in Yreka from 1 to 4 p.m.
For information call (530) 841-2134.