With the beginning of flu season, the OC Health Care Agency (HCA) is anticipating the potentially devastating effects of a double whammy of influenza and COVID-19 cases hitting in the fall and winter months and urges everyone to get a flu shot.
The County is launching a flu vaccine campaign designed to encourage people to get their flu shot so they have one less thing to worry about. The tag line is “Don’t worry about the flu, too.”
According to the HCA, below are a few ways to get the flu shot:
1. Ask your doctor
If you have health insurance, you can get a flu shot from your medical provider. It is usually free. Ask your doctor about it.
2. Find a clinic
The list of local clinics will be available in early October when the flu vaccine has been broadly distributed. Until then, please call (800) 564-8448 to ask if a free flu shot is available at a clinic near you.
3. Go to a pharmacy
Visit the Health Map Vaccine Finder to find a pharmacy where you can get flu shots. Check with your health plan to see if it’s covered.
4. Visit our clinic
If you don’t have a doctor or health insurance, you can get a free flu shot from the Health Care Agency Flu Clinic.
Health Care Agency Flu Clinic
The Public Health Services Family Health Clinic will be offering free flu shots starting September 28, 2020 at 1725 W. 17th Street in Santa Ana, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (It is closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Appointments are required. To make an appointment call 1-800-914-4887. Flu shots are subject to availability. The Flu Mist is not available at this location. Visit vaccinefinder.org for a location offering the Flu Mist.