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.
About Pacific Coast Health Centers
A service of Dignity Health, Pacific Central Coast Health Centers (PHC) is a non-profit Community clinic organization comprised of more than 40 health centers located primarily from Templeton to Oxnard. Our experienced physicians and advanced practice providers offer a wide range of primary and specialty care services. PHC is a part of Dignity Health Central Coast’s award-winning network of outstanding hospitals, urgent cares, imaging centers, laboratories, and post-acute services.
About Dignity Health Central Coast
Dignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five award-winning hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services, and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region are supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community’s access to health care. For more information, visit www.dignityhealth.org/centralcoast.