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Posted on: September 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Free Flu Vaccines in Napa County

Flu shots and prevention behaviors will protect community health

Napa County Public Health will offer free seasonal flu vaccine shots to anyone over three years of age. This year the flu mist (spray) is not available.

NapaSunday, Sept. 23

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Binational Health Fair
3285 Claremont Way
CalistogaWednesday, Oct. 3

3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Calistoga  Fairgrounds
Butler Pavilion 1435 North Oak St.

American CanyonWednesday, Oct. 103 p.m. - 6 p.m.Assembly Room
2185 Elliot Drive
NapaMonday, Oct. 153 p.m. - 6 p.m.Napa Elks Lodge
2840 Soscol Avenue

Monday, Oct. 15

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Berryessa Senior Center
4380 Spanish Flat Loop Rd.

NapaWednesday, Oct. 173 p.m. - 6 p.m.

McPherson Elementary
2670 Yajome Street

St. Helena

Wednesday, Nov. 7

3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

St. Helena Elementary School
1325 Adams St. (On Tainter St. Side)

“Although the spray version of the vaccine is not available this year, the flu shot is still the safest and most effective way to avoid getting the flu,” said Dr. Karen Relucio, Napa County Public Health Officer. “In addition to protecting yourself from getting sick, the vaccine can prevent you from spreading the flu to your loved ones and other people who are more likely to have severe illness.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend everyone over six months of age get a flu vaccine. Those at higher risk for complications of the flu, including seniors over 65 years, pregnant women, children under five years and people with certain chronic medical conditions, are especially encouraged to get vaccinated.

In addition to getting vaccinated, simple steps to help stop the spread of the flu:

  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 30 seconds.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve.
  • Stay home and contact health care providers when sick.

For additional information, including the full schedule of seasonal flu vaccine clinics, visit the Napa County Public Health flu vaccine clinic page or call the flu line at (707) 253-4540 for 24/7 recorded bilingual information.

Residents unable to attend the flu vaccine clinics or with children less than three years of age can call the Public Health Immunization Clinic at (707) 253-4270 for a free appointment.

The Board of Supervisors and staff of Napa County are dedicated to preserving and sustaining Napa County for present and future generations as a community with generous open space, a thriving agricultural industry and a quality human and natural environment.


2018 Flu Vaccine Clinic Calendar (PDF)