Flu Vaccine Clinics & Flu Information

Flu Vaccination Clinics | 2017

Enloe Medical Center has now scheduled our free flu vaccine clinics for 2017. We offer clinics annually with vaccines provided by Butte County Public Health. 

Free Drive-Thru Clinic

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Calvary Chapel, 1888 Springfield Drive, Chico
Please use this driving route: Take Highway 32, turn south at Forest Avenue. Turn right at the second Springfield Drive (about a mile). The first driveway into the clinic is the only entrance. Please remain in your car. 
This free flu clinic has a public bus stop and a wheelchair accessible vaccine station.

Free Walk-In Clinic

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017
7 a.m. to 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Chico Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave., Chico
To make getting a flu shot easier, we've added evening hours again this year. 
This free flu clinic has a public bus stop and handicap parking on site.

Free Walk-In Clinic

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (while supplies last) 

at Enloe's Community Wellness Expo at the corner of W. 5th & Magnolia avenues
Please park in the Enloe Parking Structure at W. 6th & Magnolia avenues.
This free flu clinic has a public bus stop nearby and handicap parking on site.

Before Arriving at the Clinics | Quick Facts

  • The 2017 vaccine covers four common flu strains and is appropriate for adults and children age 3 and up.
  • Vaccination will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Be sure to wear clothing that allows vaccination to your upper arm.
  • Pregnant? Pregnant women should receive preservative-free vaccination. A limited supply of FREE preservative-free vaccines covering the same seasonal flu strains will be available at Enloe's Community Wellness Expo Walk-In Clinic on Nov. 4. In addition, Enloe Women's Services will have FREE preservative-free flu vaccines available by appointment for their patients. Contact your OB/GYN office for details.  For more information regarding where Enloe is providing FREE preservative-free vaccines, please contact Margie Rackley at (530) 332-6444.
  • Please do not contact Calvary Chapel or Chico Elks Lodge. For more information about our free community flu clinics, please call (530) 332-6444.  

Find other flu vaccine clinic locations and more resources below.

Flu Information | Prevention & Wellness

To prevent the flu, cold or other contagious illnesses, be sure to:  

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Stay home when you are ill and try to limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Get vaccinated. It's not too late. Influenza typically circulates through March. 

About Influenza

Influenza, or "the flu," is a leading cause of illness in the United States and can lead to serious medical conditions, hospitalization or even death. The flu is caused by the influenza virus, which infects the nose, throat and lungs. Flu seasons are unpredictable. They can begin early in the fall and last late into the spring. Influenza is extremely contagious and spreads very easily. The best way to protect oneself from the flu is by getting an annual flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available.

What To Do If You or Someone You Care for Gets Sick

If you get sick, there are some simple things you should know so you can take care of yourself:

  • Make sure you get plenty of rest and drink a lot of fluids.
  • Stay away from others as much as possible so you don't spread the flu. You should stay home from school or work until you have been fever free for at least 24 hours.
  • Taking care of yourself: What to do if you get sick (CDC.gov)
  • Taking care of someone who is sick (CDC.gov)
  • If you have special conditions, for example diabetes, asthma, emphysema or heart disease, contact your doctor to be safe.
  • Understand that antibiotics only treat bacterial infections. Viral illnesses cannot be treated with antibiotics. When an antibiotic is not prescribed, ask your health care professional for tips on how to relieve symptoms and feel better. Visit www.cdc.gov/getsmart for more information.

Enloe offers two PromptCare clinics that can help relieve symptoms of illnesses such as flus or colds.

Know When To Seek Help

Some people are more likely to get flu complications - for example young children, people 65 and older, people with asthma, diabetes or women who are pregnant - and they should talk to a health care provider about whether they need to be examined if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms. Also, it's possible for healthy people to develop severe illness from the flu, so anyone concerned about their illness should consult a health care provider.

Emergency Warning Signs of More Severe Illness

In Children

  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Bluish skin color
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not waking up or not interacting
  • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
  • Fever with a rash

In Adults

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Flu–like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough

Anyone who has these emergency warning signs should get medical care right away. Learn about Enloe's Emergency Department.

Resources

Flu Clinics

Flu Info

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