CPCs Offer Free Drive-Through Flu Clinics for our Patients
Center for Primary Care, a NorthBay affiliate, patients can drive up for a free flu shot in Vacaville, or walk in to any Center for Primary Care facility and get one, while supplies last.
The drive-through flu clinic is available between 9 a.m. and noon, and between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 421 Nut Tree Road.
Walk-ins are welcome during business hours at 2458 Hilborn Road in Fairfield, 5140 Business Center Drive in Green Valley and 1010 Nut Tree Road at the VacaValley Health Plaza in Vacaville.
The clinics are only available for current patients. Children who have not previously had a flu vaccination must visit their physician to obtain the shot.
Influenza – also known as flu, is a serious, contagious disease caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. The flu can cause mild to severe illness, lead to hospitalization and at times, death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
While influenza can occur at any time, most cases occur from October through May, peaking in January and February. This year’s flu vaccine protects against the three influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common – an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and an influenza B virus.
Signs and symptoms of the flu can include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, and fatigue.