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Imperial County preparing for flu season

Public Health Department plans two scheduled clinics

IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The Imperial County Public Health Department (ICPH) announces multiple opportunities for locals to receive their flu shot, as well as prepare themselves against the coronavirus.

Public Health Information Officer Maria Peinado confirms the first vaccination event will be held on Thursday, October 21, from 1-7 p.m. at the Department of Social Services, 2895 S. 4th St., El Centro; while the second is scheduled Saturday, October 23, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Public Health Officer Dr. Stephen Munday shared, “The flu vaccine takes about two weeks to become effective and the Public Health Department strongly advises all individuals who are eligible, to get their flu shots early to lessen their risk of contracting the flu and in preparation for the holiday season.”

Peinado clairfies that if someone shows up exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, they will not be allowed in.

Although walk-ins are available, the department encourages attendees to schedule an appointment for faster service. Appointments may be scheduled here or by calling 1 (833) 422-4255.

Event organizers add that anyone attending should wear a face covering and wear a short-sleeve shirt for easy access.

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