The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency will be holding a community seasonal flu vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at El Rematito flea market at 3113 Crows Landing Road in Ceres. The seasonal flu vaccine will be available for anyone 6months and older. Cost is $10 per child 6 months through 18 years and $25 per adult 19 and older. Payment may be made by cash or check. The seasonal flu vaccine is an important and safe way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the seasonal flu, said Dr. John Walker, Stanislaus County public health officer. Everyone 6 months and over should get a flu shot this fall. In addition to getting vaccinated, public health officials recommend everyone help prevent the spread of the seasonal flu by taking the following steps:
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
• Cover coughs and sneezes with a sleeve or tissue.
• Wash your hands often. Carry hand sanitizer with you and use it when you are not able to wash your hands.
Additional seasonal flu information can be found at the HSA website at www.hsahealth.org or by calling the flu information line at (209)558-8872.