To Make an Appointment: 541-265-4112
Flu Shot Information Line: 541-265-0416
- Our goal is to provide flu vaccination coverage for as many Lincoln County residents as possible.
- Every year in the United States, on average, 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and about 36,000 people die from flu.
- Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.
- To protect yourself and to prevent the spread of flu to those close to you, an annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone aged 6 months and older.
Flu Program - Schedule, Qualifications & Cost
The following steps may help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like flu:
- Avoid close contact
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
- Stay home when you are sick
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
- Cover your mouth and nose
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
- Clean your hands
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Flu Update - December 2, 2016
- Cases of the flu are on the rise, including visits to the emergency room.
- Anyone can get the flu, but it can be especially life threatening for the elderly and for young children.
- It's not too late to get a flu shot.
See the Oregon Health Authority Influenza Update below for more information including signs and symptoms of the flu and how you can help prevent the spread.