Flu shots will be free for the final time this season as the Yolo County Health Department hosts a mass vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Douglass Middle School, 52 Granada Drive in Woodland.
Flu vaccine is available for a $10 administrative fee as part of the regularly scheduled immunization clinic from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays at 137 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Those unable to pay for a flu vaccine will not be turned away, a county news release said.
In addition to getting a flu shot, residents should follow these simple steps to avoid the flu:
* Wash hands often with soap and water;
* Regularly clean commonly touched surfaces, i.e., countertops, doorknobs and telephones;
* Don’t share cups, straws or anything that goes in the mouth;
* Cover nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze, and promptly discard used facial tissues; and
* If you are sick, stay home.