BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Fall has officially arrived and that means flu season isn’t far behind.
The Kern County Department of Public Health encourages residents to get vaccinated against the flu annually.
People living in Kern County have multiple opportunities to receive free or inexpensive flu shots this season.
The Public Health Department offers flu shots for $9 from 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Monday through Friday at its clinic, 1800 Mount Vernon Ave.
There will also be two no-cost flu-shot clinics: 7 a.m.-noon, Oct. 14 at the Kern County Fairgrounds Swap Meet, 1142 S. P St.; and 5-9 p.m., Oct. 19 at the Hosking Swap Meet, 1000 E. Hosking Ave.
Free flu shots are offered on a first come, first serve basis. Doses are limited.
Public Health Services will also host flu clinics in outlying areas, with shots costing $9: