The single best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent the flu. Doctors' offices, pharmacies, and clinics often have flu vaccines available. Butte County Public Health sponsors many free vaccination clinics throughout flu season and offers free or low-cost vaccinations for eligible individuals in their Chico and Oroville health clinics.
Learn more about the flu by viewing the Flu FAQs.
2023 (Free) Flu Shot Clinics - dates coming soon!
To find a flu shot clinic location near you, visit the Vaccine Finder website.
When you attend a flu shot clinic, please:
- Wear clothing that allows for vaccination in your upper arm
- Do not block driveways or intersections
Flu Vaccination for Pregnant Women
Pregnant women are at increased risk for having serious flu-related complications and are urged to get vaccinated. Pregnant women should ask their primary care provider or OBGYN about getting the flu shot. If the flu shot is not available through your provider, pregnant women can get vaccinated at the Public Health Clinic in either Chico or Oroville. A flu shot during pregnancy protects both mom and baby for several months after birth.
Chico Flu Shot Clinics
For ages 3 and older. This year's flu vaccine is preservative free and is appropriate for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. Free Vaccines are available while supplies last. Sponsored by Enloe Medical Center. This clinic has a public bus stop and handicap parking on site.
|Chico Elks Lodge (Walk In)||1705 Manzanita Avenue||October 9, 2023||7-11 am|
Take East Avenue to Manzanita and enter the parking lot.
Oroville Flu Shot Clinics
|Dove's Landing Parking Lot (Drive Thru)||2450 Oro Dam Blvd.||Dates TBD||Time TBD|
Gridley Flu Shot Clinics
For ages 6 months and older
|Orchard Hospital's Medical Specialty Center (Drive Thru)||284 Spruce Street||Dates TBD||Time TBD||$2 suggested donation|
Paradise Flue Shot Clinics
For ages 6 months and older.
|Terry Ash Park (Walk-In)||6626 Skyway||Dates TBD||Time TBD|