FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jennifer Duffy, Emergency Medical Services Coordinator, (760) 839-5427
The Escondido Fire Department would like to encourage everyone who has not already received a flu shot to do so. The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is offering free flu shots at their North Inland Public Health Center, located at 606 East Valley Parkway, Escondido. The Health Center will be open for adult walk-in flu shots from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 23 through Friday, January 25. In addition, on Friday, January 23, the flu vaccine will be available in Escondido for children ages 6 months to 17 years.
“It’s still not too late to get vaccinated for influenza,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., and County Public Health Officer. “There is plenty of flu vaccine available and HHSA is making sure residents have plenty of opportunities to get their flu shot and protect themselves.”
In addition to being vaccinated, people should also do the following to avoid getting sick:
- Wash hands thoroughly and often
- Use hand sanitizers
- Stay away from other who may be sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Clean commonly touched surfaces
- If you are sick, stay home and avoid contact with others
For more information on the North Inland Public Health Center, please call (760) 740-4000.