Flu Vaccine Clinics & Flu Information

Enloe Medical Center held three flu vaccination clinics in the fall of 2019 in preparation for influenza season. We offer free clinics annually with vaccines provided by Butte County Public Health.

At this time, we do not have any other flu vaccination clinics scheduled. However, you can find upcoming clinics using the resources below.

Flu Prevention & Wellness

Influenza, or "the flu," is highly contagious and can lead to serious medical conditions, hospitalization or even death. The best way to protect yourself is to get an annual flu vaccine.

If the unfortunate happens and you get sick, take care of yourself by:

  • Getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of fluids.
  • Staying home and away from others. You should stay home from school or work until you have been fever free for at least 24 hours.
  • Following these suggestions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • 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, not viral illnesses. 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 Prompt Care clinics that can help relieve flu and cold symptoms.

To prevent the flu from spreading, 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.
  • If you’re taking care of someone with the flu, follow these suggestions from the CDC, too.

When to Seek Help

Some people are more likely to get flu complications - for example young children, people 65 and older, those with asthma, diabetes or pregnant women. These folks should talk to a provider about whether they should be examined if they’re experiencing flu-like symptoms.

It’s also possible for healthy people to develop severe illness from the flu, so anyone concerned about their illness should consult a health care provider.

In children, the following are emergency warning signs of the flu:

  • 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

Adults display these emergency warning signs:

  • 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 experiencing these signs should seek medical care right away. Learn about Enloe's Emergency Department.

Resources

Flu Clinics

Flu Info

  • Enloe's Health eLibraryInfluenza Facts
  • CDC: Flu
  • Enloe's Flu and West Nile Virus Information Line: (530) 332-7017 

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