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  • No Cost Flu Shots still available this week at Dignity Health Urgent Care in the Santa Ynez Valley – No Appointment Needed

    Limited number of shots available for adults 18-64 years of age
     
    CENTRAL COAST, CA – October 12, 2020 – Dignity Health’s Pacific Central Coast Health Centers (PHC) are committed to meeting the health care needs of our community. The flu virus remains one of the Top 10 leading causes of death each year in the US, and this is especially concerning during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, it is important to protect yourself, so we’ve extended our offering of No Cost Flu Shots all week thru Saturday October 17th at Dignity Health Urgent Care in Solvang. No Cost Flu Shots are available for Adults 18-64 years of age. No appointment needed but supplies are limited. 
     
    “The symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu are very similar and while there is still no vaccine for COVID-19, we could see a ‘twindemic’ this year. For this reason, it is important to get a flu vaccination and protect yourself, your family and the community during these uncertain times,” says Jason Morris, MD, Dignity Health Urgent Care, Solvang.
     
    Dignity Health Urgent Care is located at:
    1992 Old Mission Drive, Suite 140, Solvang
    (on the corner of Old Mission Drive and Alamo Pintado)
     
    *NO COST Flu Shots are available to adults 18-64 years old:
    Monday – Friday from 8:00am-6:00pm 
    Saturday from 9:00am-3:00pm. 
     
    The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu. In addition to getting the flu vaccine here are some recommended safety precautions: 
     
    Avoid close contact with those who are sick and stay home if you are
    Wear a mask when in public
    Use your elbow to cover cough and sneezes
    Wash hands thoroughly for 20-seconds and carry hand sanitizer with you to use frequently
    Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
    Disinfect surfaces
    Ensure you are maintaining a physical distance of 6ft in public spaces
    If you experience symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, headache muscle and body aches, nausea, shortness of breath, sore throat~ Call your doctor.