Health officials say influenza activity increases in late November and early December. Since it takes a couple of weeks after being vaccinated for the body to build up immunity, now is the time to get vaccinated to have the best protection.
Here are some places where you can get a flu shot in the coming weeks, often for free.
Sacramento County Immunization Assistance Program Free Adult and Family Flu Clinics:
Saturday, October 27, 9:30am-1pm Church of Christ 4910 Lemon Hill Ave., Sacramento, CA, 95824
Wednesday, October 31, 10am-1pm Hart Senior Center 915 27th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95816
Wednesday, November 7 10am-1pm Mission Oaks 4701 Gibbons Dr., Carmichael, CA, 95608
Yolo County Flu Vaccination Clinics:
Thursday, November 15, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. River Bend Manor, Community Room, 644 Cummins Way in West Sacramento
Monday, December 3, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Avenue in Winters
*West Slope Community Flu Clinic (El Dorado County):
October 19, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Diamond Springs Fire Station 49, 501 Main Street, in the Conference Room, Diamond Springs.
October 24, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Grizzly Flats Community Church, 5061 Sciaroni Road, Grizzly Flats.
October 25, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Garden Valley Fire Station 51, 4860 Marshall Road, Garden Valley.
October 29, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Cameron Park Fire Station 89, 3200 Country Club Drive, in the Conference Room, Cameron Park.
November 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85, 1050 Wilson Boulevard, in the Conference Room, El Dorado Hills.
November 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Divide Wellness Center, 6065 Highway 193, Georgetown.
*South Lake Tahoe Community Flu Clinic:
October 18, from to 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe.
October 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Bijou School, 3501 Spruce Avenue, in the Teacher's Lounge, South Lake Tahoe
November 1, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Airport, 1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe.
*The cost per vaccine is $10, but no one will be denied service due to inability to pay; cash or check accepted. Parents should bring their child's immunization records.