Inyo and Mono public health flu clinics scheduled

Inyo and Mono Public Health Departments have scheduled flu clinics to administer flu shots:

Inyo County Health & Human Services

Public Health 2012 Flu Clinic Schedule

Inyo County Health Clinic
207A West South Street
Bishop, CA
Monday, 10/1
Monday, 10/8
9am – noon
9am – noon

Inyo County Health Clinic
155 E. Market Street
Independence, CA
Thursday, 10/4 9am-noon

Inyo County Board of Supervisors
Independence, CA
Thursday, 10/11 9am – noon

Statham Hall
Lone Pine, CA
Tuesday, 10/9 12:30-5:00pm

Legion Hall
Big Pine, CA
Wednesday,10/2 9:30am-11:30am

Bishop Senior Center
506 Park Avenue
Bishop, CA
Tuesday, 9/25 12:30-4:30pm

Tecopa Senior Center Thursday, 11/8 1:00pm – 3:00 pm
Choo Choo Swap Meet Saturday, 10/6 8:30 am-2:00pm
Big Pine Fire Dept. Wednesday, 9/26 6:00pm-7:30pm
Independence Fire Dept Wednesday, 10/10 7:00pm -8:00pm
Lone Pine Fire Dept. Tuesday, 10/09 6:00pm-7:30pm
Olancha Fire Dept. Wednesday, 10/10 6:00pm-7:30pm

Public Health staff will be providing
FluMist at each school during the
months of October and November for
students. Look for letters and
consents coming home with students.

Every Year is an Influenza Pandemic for Children

Can We Stop It?


The unmistakable signs of autumn remind us that another flu season is almost upon us. Influenza is a serious disease leading to hospitalization and death for thousands of Americans each year. It is not just the elderly that suffer from complications. Very young children are hospitalized from the flu at rates similar to other groups at high risk for influenza-related complications.  About half of all hospitalizations from seasonal flu, and about a third of the deaths occur in children with no underlying medical conditions. In addition, children and adults – all of us – can give the flu to those who are at highest risk:

  • the very young
  • children with neurologic conditions
  • those over 65 years of age
  • adults with underlying medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease
  • pregnant women

Flu seasons are unpredictable in a number of ways. Although epidemics of flu happen every year, the timing, severity, and length of the epidemic depends on many factors, including what flu viruses are spreading, whether they match the viruses in the vaccine, and how many people get the vaccine.

The time to get vaccinated is now. Influenza seasons can begin as early as October, peaking in January or February, and lasting into May. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop and begin to provide protection against the flu. A flu vaccine is needed every year because flu viruses are constantly changing, and your protection wears off over time. Options include shots and nasal spray, and can be discussed with your provider. There is plenty of vaccine available this year.

The following page lists the community flu clinics being held by the Mono County Health Department throughout Mono County. In addition, most pharmacies and health care providers also have flu vaccine available.

GET VACCINATED! Protect yourself, your family, co-workers, neighbors, and community from one of the two events sure to happen this winter (snow – and the flu). Neither Howard (weatherman) nor I know when, or how much of either will occur!

Community Flu Clinics 2012 – 2013


Date Location         Day/Time

9.18.12 Walker Senior Center   Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00 PM

9.19.12 Bridgeport Health Department     Wednesday 1:00-3:30 PM

9.24.12 June Lake Community Center     Monday 5:00 – 6:30 PM

9.26.12 Lee Vining Community Center     Wednesday 5:00 – 6:30 PM

10.2.12 Paradise Fire Station   Tuesday 4:30-5:45 PM

10.2.12 Swall Meadows Fire Station   Tuesday 6:15 – 7:15 PM

10.4.12 Mammoth Lakes Elem. School     Thursday 4:00 – 7:00 PM

10.10.12 Chalfant Community Center     Wednesday 5:00 – 6:00 PM

10.10.12 Benton Community Center   Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 PM

10.15.12 Crowley Lake Community Center   Monday 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Flu vaccine is now recommended for everyone over the age of six months.

FluMist nasal spray is available for healthy, non-pregnant 2-49 year olds.

The pneumococcal vaccine is also available.  Free with Medicare Part B card; otherwise $71.00


7 Responses to Inyo and Mono public health flu clinics scheduled

  1. upthecreek October 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    Step right up Folks.. Come and get your Sheeple Juice.


  2. JeanGenie October 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    Yeah, they tell you how great their vaccines are. I quit getting them, because I would end up getting a strain that wasn’t in that year’s vaccine and getting sick as a dog anyway. I’ll take my chances.

    • johndoeml October 2, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

      How do you know which strain you had? Are you sure it was actually influenza? I don’t care if you get a shot or not, but don’t make stuff up.

      • Benett Kessler October 3, 2012 at 8:33 am #

        A local physician told us that this year’s flu shot is designed to specifically deal with the two known strains going about.

        • Ken Warner October 3, 2012 at 9:04 am #

          Flu shots are always specific to known outbreaks of flu in Asia. The flu vector usually starts in Asia and spreads.

          And yes, the vaccine is not always 100% on target. Sometimes a different strain of flu pops up after the flu vaccine is produced and then people who get the flu have usually contracted that new strain.

          But think of the possibility of a pandemic like 1918 if there was no flu vaccine. You can die from the flu and the more people that get it, the more mutations and variations of the flu strain can occur making it even more difficult to control with vaccines.

          GET YOUR FLU SHOT! Don’t get suckered in by the naysayers,

        • Ken Warner October 3, 2012 at 9:11 am #

          Here’s some documentation:

  3. Ken Warner October 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    It’s just silly and stupid to not get the vaccine. You will never know what illness it prevents you from getting. And if you get sick — stay home and don’t spread it to others.


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