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Flu and You

H1Ni vaccine is becoming more available. For FREE vaccinations to high-risk individuals, see locations below. Click here for information on staying well.


Contra Costa Health Services  Seasonal Flu Vaccine and *H1N1

FREE Flu Clinics (Flu Vaccinations given from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009, Hilltop Mall in Richmond

Saturday, November 14th, 2009, Somersville Towne Center in Antioch

Saturday, November 21st, 2009, Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord

Saturday, November 21st, 2009, San Ramon (Location and walk-in or drive through model to be determined)

*H1N1 vaccines will only be available to high risk individuals. Please see the definition of “high risk” below.

Doctor’s Medial Center H1N1 only

H1N1 Influenza Vaccination Drive-Thru Clinics to high risk people

2000 Vale Road, San Pablo near hospital parking lot

Thursday, November 5th, 2009 3:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.

Saturday, November 7th, 2009  10:00a.m. – 12:00 noon


A high risk person is one that meets the following criteria:

pregnant women, persons who live with or provide care for infants younger than six months of age, healthcare personnel, persons between 6 months to 24 years of age and persons 25 - 65 years of age who have medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza-related complications (chronic lung disease, diabetes, cardiac disease, kidney disease or immune compromised). Persons who have egg allergies should not get the vaccine.



Three Steps to staying healthy




Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand cleaner if soap and water are not available.




Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes. Germs spread this way. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or cough and sneeze into your elbow.




Don’t spread the flu! If you are sick with flu-like illness, stay home.
Symptoms of flu include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius) or chills and cough or sore throat. In addition, symptoms of flu can include runny nose, body aches, headache, tiredness, diarrhea, or vomiting. CDC recommends that sick workers stay home if they are sick with flu-like illness until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines.




Get vaccinated against seasonal flu, seasonal flu clinic locations are listed above. For more information about H1N1 vaccination, visit www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/acip.htm.