Here’s an opportunity to get a flu shot and safely drop off outdated or no longer needed prescription medications. It’s another service of Sutter County Public Health.
The drive-thru influenza (flu) clinic and Prescription Drug Drop-off will occur Saturday, October 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at Live Oak High School. It is for all Sutter County residents.
Only injectable flu vaccine will be given at the drive-thru clinic for Sutter County residents ages 14 and up.
Flu vaccine remains the single most effective way to prevent the flu and it is very important to get your flu vaccine in addition to washing your hands, covering your cough and staying home when you are sick.
The drive-thru flu clinic is also a public health emergency preparedness exercise that helps Sutter County Public Health test its emergency plans and train staff. It also offers residents an opportunity to participate and learn about one of the ways public health prepares to protect the people of our community in the event of an epidemic or other health emergency.
In an effort to promote and preserve a safe community, the Sutter County Juvenile Justice Commission will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day during this joint event. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue and is an effort to prevent the increasing problems of prescription drug abuse and theft that continues to occur nationwide. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
This is a safe, free and anonymous opportunity to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs.
The community drive-thru flu clinic is for ALL Sutter County residents 14 years of age and up. No appointments necessary. Protect yourself from influenza without leaving your car.
Sutter County Public Health asks the community to be prepared for the drive-thru flu clinic by understanding the following information about the clinic:
- Injectable flu vaccine is available for residents 14 years and older;
- Wear clothing that quickly bares the upper arm near the shoulder for the injection
- Vaccine information and the screening and consent forms are available on our website at www.suttercounty.org/publichealth and may be completed beforehand and brought with you to the drive-thru clinic.
- $5.00 donation accepted.