NAPA COUNTY, CA — As part of ongoing efforts to prevent a “twindemic” of coronavirus and seasonal influenza, Napa County Public Health is hosting a series of free drive-up flu shot clinics.
“We urge our residents to get vaccinated against the flu now to protect yourself and others, which is especially important during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Karen Relucio, Napa County Public Health Officer. “The flu can look very similar to COVID-19 and can cause a fever, cough, body aches, chills, and other symptoms.”
Flu vaccination reduces the burden of flu but also can preserve health care resources for care of patients with COVID-19, the county said.
The free drive-thru flu shot clinics are scheduled to start Monday, Oct. 12 and continue at various locations throughout the county, including Calistoga, St. Helena, Napa and American Canyon, through Nov. 9.
Free Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Schedule:
The county said no appointments are necessary. Face coverings must be worn, and patients must be symptom-free to get the shot. Limited walk-up vaccines are available, the county said. Call 707-253-4270 with any questions.
This article originally appeared on the Napa Valley Patch