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County to Offer Flu Vaccine at Public Health Immunization Clinics

   For Release: November 6, 2008                 Contact: Erika Jenssen, 925-313-6734

                                                                       MEDIA ADVISORY

                                             County to Offer Flu Vaccine at Public Health Immunization Clinics

WHAT:      There is still time to receive a flu vaccine before Thanksgiving. Seasonal flu vaccinations will be offered at Contra Costa Health Services

           Public Health immunization clinics starting Monday, November 10, 2008. Flu vaccinations are offered on a first come, first serve basis.

           Vaccinations cost $15 for adults and $10 for children up to 19 years of age, but no one will be turned away if unable to pay. Vaccinations will

           be available until springtime.

WHO:       Anyone older than 6 months is eligible for a vaccination. You should not receive a vaccination if you are allergic to eggs. Pregnant women,

           people with chronic disease, all children younger than 19 years and those older than 50 years should receive flu vaccine. Nasal spray and

           injections will both be available for healthy people ages 2 to 49 and are not pregnant.

  WHERE:          Brentwood Public Health             Concord Public Health Department

                             Department               2355 Stanwell Circle

                  171 Sand Creek Road, Suite A        1 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays

                  1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays

                  Pittsburg Public Health             Richmond Public Health Department

                  Department                          39th Street & Bissell Avenue, 1st

                  2311 Loveridge Road                 floor

                  1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays           1 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays

           Flu immunization is the topic of the latest Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) podcast, an audio presentation available on the CCHS website. For

           more information, call 1-800-246-2494 or visit cchealth.org

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Oliver Symonds

Community & Media Relations Specialist

Community Education & Information

Contra Costa Health Services

597 Center Ave. Suite 255

Martinez, CA 94553

Office: (925) 313-6832

Fax: (925) 313-6219