“Getting a flu shot each year is an easy way to potentially avoid getting the flu and spreading it to your family,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “We are happy to partner to provide two free flu clinics this fall and encourage everyone to attend to help protect the most vulnerable in our community.”
Cases of influenza can show up as early as October, with the flu season lasting through April. No matter your age, gender or zip code, you are at risk of getting the flu. Getting an annual flu shot is the first and most important step in preventing its spread. Sutter Amador Hospital recommends that everyone in the community, who can get vaccinated, should get vaccinated.
The flu is a serious virus that can cause severe illness. Flu symptoms are similar to the common cold: fatigue, developing a cough and normal daily activities cannot be completed. When it comes to the flu, everyone is at risk, even very healthy people.
“After a very widespread and serious flu season last year, we have seen firsthand the impact the flu can have on our community,” said Melody Montgomery, chief nurse executive at Sutter Amador Hospital. “It can lead to missed workdays, visits to the doctor, urgent care and emergency room, more antibiotic use, and flu-related complications and hospitalization. We hope people will take advantage of these free flu clinics and stay healthy this flu season.”
Flu Clinic Details:
Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sutter Amador Hospital
Outpatient Services Center
100 Mission Blvd., Jackson
Attendees are asked to help support those in need in our community by bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to the Interfaith Food Bank.
PLEASE NOTE: Flu immunizations will not be available at Amador County schools to this is a wonderful opportunity to have your children immunized at no cost to you. The flu shots are available to anyone over the age of 3. For children under the age of three, please contact your primary care provider to obtain a vaccination.
These community clinics are possible thanks to the partnership with Amador County Public Health, Sutter Medical Foundation, Amador County Unified School District and Sutter Amador Hospital.
For more information about the free community flu clinic, please call 209-223-7500 or visit sutteramador.org.