Flu Vaccine Clinics & Flu Information

Drive-thru flu clinicGet Your Free Flu Shot

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 your annual flu vaccine.

This year it’s more important than ever due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Every year Enloe Medical Center hosts several free drive-thru vaccination clinics that are open to the public.

This year’s vaccine covers four common flu strains and is appropriate for ages 3 and up. The high-dose flu vaccine that’s meant for people older than 65 will not be offered. For more information about Enloe’s vaccination clinics, please call (530) 332-6444.

Pregnant? A limited supply of free preservative-free flu vaccines is available. For more information on those vaccines, please call (530) 332-3970.

Upcoming Drive-Thru Clinic

Saturday, Nov. 7 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

While supplies last!
Butte College’s Chico Center, 2320 Forest Ave., Chico
Use this driving route: Enter the campus' parking area from Forest Avenue at the light.

Provided by Butte County Public Health, vaccines are given on a first-come, first-served basis. When you attend, please:

  • Wear a mask. These are required.
  • Use clothing that allows vaccination to your upper arm.
  • Bring a pen to fill out your consent form.
  • Complete your consent form legibly.
  • Use the driving route provided.
  • Do not block driveways or intersections.

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The Vaccine for Seniors

Enloe’s vaccination clinic will not offer the high-dose flu vaccine that’s meant for people older than 65. If you would like one of these vaccines, please contact your provider or one of these pharmacies to check availability:

Safeway
1366 East Ave., Chico | (530) 899-2320

CVS Pharmacy
1496 East Ave., Chico | (530) 896-5404
801 East Ave., Chico | (530) 345-1363
2780 Esplanade., Chico | (530) 345-9009
1120 Forest Ave., Chico | (530) 894-5112

Rite Aid
220 West East Ave., Chico | (530) 343-9495
650 Mangrove Ave., Chico | (530) 891-6722

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Flu Prevention & Wellness

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 Prompt Care 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.

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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.

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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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