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County health officials have said peak influenza season has not yet arrived and it is not too late to get vaccinated.

The Orange County Health Care Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the flu vaccination for everyone six months and older. According to the county and federal agencies, the vaccine is important for infants, young children, pregnant women, adults over 50 and people with chronic medical conditions.

Flu vaccine is available from medical providers throughout Orange County. To find a local vaccine provider, visit flushot.healthmap.org. Information about community sites offering free vaccinations is available at www.ochealthinfo.com/flu.

Orange County is offering free flu shots each Thursday through January 30 at HCA’s Family Health Clinic, located at 1725 W. 17th Street in Santa Ana. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact the HCA Health Referral Line at 800.564.8448.

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