msn.com 18 Sep, 2020 01:30 am

With COVID-19 Increasing Risk, Santa Clara County Offers Free Flu Shots

Starting this Saturday, Santa Clara County will be offering free flu shots to residents and will offer them every Saturday in front of the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.

You will not get COVID by getting the flu vaccine,” County Executive Jeff Smith said.“What the flu vaccine will do is prevent you from ending up in the hospital and making sure that we have hospital availability for those who do have COVID who are very sick.This is in part because the percentage of people up to date on their flu vaccine across the state and in the Bay Area has fallen as residents have delayed routine visits to doctors, according to the county’s Public Health Department.“That means that basically people will be more at risk if they don’t get the flu vaccine, and if they get both, they will be extremely ill,” Smith said.

The free vaccine site in front of the blue arch of the fairgrounds is also across the street from the county’s largest COVID-19 testing site, so residents will be able to check off both the flu vaccine and coronavirus testing in one trip.CBS SF Bay Area p SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Starting this Saturday, Santa Clara County will be offering free flu shots to residents and will offer them every Saturday in front of the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.

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