Flu season is here and with new cases of the flu now confirmed, San Mateo County Health officials urge everyone ages 6 months and older to get a flu shot. In addition to healthcare providers, retail stores and pharmacies, such as Costco and Walgreens, also have seasonal flu vaccine available. For people who do not have a healthcare provider, the Health System and partner organizations are now offering the flu vaccine at clinics throughout the County. Click here to see the list of flu shot clinic locations. No appointment is necessary for these clinics, and no I.D. is required. Some clinics may request a small donation. The next nearest clinic, in terms of date and location, is being held in South San Francisco this Sunday, 11/6 at St. Augustine's Church (3700 Callan Blvd.) from 10:00am - 3:00pm.
For more information about the flu, and for a schedule of Health System-sponsored vaccine clinics in San Mateo County, visit www.smhealth.org/flu/vaccines, or call (650) 573-3927.