Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System Nurse Mercedes Labindalaua administers a vaccine during a free community flu clinic last October. (Contributed)

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Health Department is partnering with local organizations to provide no-cost flu vaccination clinics at community-based locations throughout the county again this year.

“Getting vaccinated is the single best step you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu,” the Health Department said in a news release.

Covid-19 vaccinations will also be available both for those starting the vaccination series and those who need a booster. Individuals may get both flu and Covid-19 vaccinations on the same day. Vaccinations are provided on a walk-in basis only.

“Flu may seem harmless; however, many individuals are at risk for serious complications if they get the flu,” the Health Department said. “Seniors, those with chronic illnesses, pregnant women and young children can get very sick with flu — sometimes even resulting in hospitalization or death. Everyone 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated each fall against the flu.”

Flu clinics are scheduled for the following dates, times and places:

  • Saturday, Oct. 22 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Taylor Farms Family Health and Wellness Center, Gonzales
  • Sunday, Oct. 23 – 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., King City High School, King City
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 – 4 to 7 p.m., Palma High School, Salinas
  • Saturday, Oct. 29 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Greenfield High School, Greenfield
  • Friday, Nov. 4 – 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., Salvation Army, 800 Scott St., Sand City
  • Saturday, Nov. 5 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Salinas High School, Multipurpose Room, Salinas
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9 – 4 to 7 p.m., Main Street Middle School, Soledad
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16 – 4 to 7 p.m., Chualar Fire Station, Chualar

Anyone 6 months of age and older is welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Clinics are subject to weather cancellation and vaccine supply.

For more information, visit Monterey County Health Department’s website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website

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