The drop in temperatures may be the among the best indicators of the changing seasons, and reminder to get an annual flu shot. There are many low-cost clinics in the Sacramento area to meet that demand, especially for seniors and those with chronic illness.
"While there is little flu activity right now, flu season usually begins in October, and flu activity is expected to increase in the coming weeks to months," the Center for Disease control stated. The agency recommends that everyone six months and older get a flu vaccine each year, which protects against the three viruses research indicates will cause the most illness during the upcoming season.
The following is a llst of local clinics offering the flu shot at low or no cost.
Roseville Medical Clinic
Where: 1130 Conroy Lane, Suite 402, Roseville
When: Mondays, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
More Info: (916) 784-6444
Through the County of Sacramento Divion of Public Health Immunization Assistance Program, seniors can receive a shot for a $10 donation at the following places and times:
Sacramento Association of Realtors
Where: 2003 Howe Ave.
When: Thursday, October 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ethel Macleod Hart Senior Center
Where: 915 27th Street
When: Friday, November 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 7000 65th Street
When: Tuesday, November 6, noon to 5 p.m.
Centennial Methodist Church
Where: 5401 Freeport Blvd.
When: Tuesday, November 13, 10 a.m. to noon
North Highlands Community Center
Where: 6040 Watt Avenue
When: Thursday, November 29th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Meadowview Road
When: Thursday, November 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente is also offering free shots to its members throughout the month at the following locations and times:
South Sacramento Medical Center
Where: 6600 Bruceville Road, Sacramento. Dan B. Moore Gymnasium
When: Monday through Friday (October 1 to November 21), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, October 13 and 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Roseville Medical Center
Where: 1600 Eureka Road, Roseville. Medical Office Building 2(C), behind the lab.
When: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays to 7 p.m. (through October 31). Clinic closes for the season December 15.
East Roseville Parkway Building
Where: 1660 E. Roseville Parkway, Roseville
When: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through November 21.
Sacramento Medical Center
Where: 2025 Morse Ave., Sacramento. Basement, lower level 7
When: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., through November 21.
Point West Medical Office Building
Where: 1650 Response Road, Sacramento
When: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays until 7 p.m., through October 31. Clinic closes for the season on December 15.
Rancho Cordova Medical Office Building
Where: 10725 International Drive, Rancho Cordova
When: Monday through Friady, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., through November 21.
Davis Medical Office Building
Where: 1955 Cowell Blvd., Davis
When: Tuesdays through November 27, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thursdays through November 29, 1:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.