Friday, October 13, 2006

It is flu season again. Where do I get a flu shot?

Attention seniors 60 years of age and older. Receive free flu shots at the annual Flu Shot Clinic on Monday, November 6, 2006 at the Buena Park Senior Center, 8150 Knott Avenue in the Community Recreation Center. Flu Shots will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on a first come, first served basis or until serum runs out. Call the Senior Center at 1-714-236-3870 for additional information.

The County of Orange Office on Aging also has an updated schedule of additional flu clinics. Call the Office on Aging at 1-800-510-2020 or 1-714-567-7500 or go on line with to find a flu shot clinic near you.

A flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu and avoid unnecessary complications or hospitalizations. However, there are additional preventive measures you can take to further reduce your chance of getting sick and spreading any respiratory illnesses to others: cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, wash your hands often with soap and water, try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, avoid close contact with those who are sick and if you get sick, stay home until you are better.

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