Ventura County Public Health clinics are offering flu vaccines for people of all ages on a first come, first served basis during normal business hours.
|South Oxnard||North Oxnard|
|2500 “C” St., Ste. B1, Oxnard||2240 E. Gonzales Rd., Ste. 140, Oxnard|
|8:30 am – 4:30 pm||8:30 am – 4:30 pm|
|Closed Daily from 12 – 1||Closed Daily from 12 – 1|
Ventura County Health Care Agency Ambulatory clinics require no appointment, welcome walk-in patients during the hours listed and accept the following insurances: Self-Pay Discount Program, Medi-Cal, ACE for Adults and ACE for Kids, VFC, Gateway/CHDP, VCHCP, Gold Coast Health Plan, Valley Care Select IPA, as well as contracted HMOs and contracted PPOs. Flu vaccine costs range from $0 – $30, depending on type of vaccine, insurance, and qualifying programs.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older, including pregnant women. Healthy people between two and 49 years of age, who are not pregnant, may opt for the nasal spray flu vaccine instead of the shot. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu.
In addition to becoming vaccinated, VCPH officials remind people that the easiest and best way to protect yourself from the flu and other viruses is to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. Once somebody becomes sick with the flu or other respiratory illness, the best advice is to stay home, cover a cough or sneeze by using an elbow or a tissue and then properly dispose of the used tissue. Also, wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, avoiding contact with eyes, nose and mouth.
Public Health Clinic information line at (805) 981-5221 or Toll Free at 888-285-5012.