WINNEMUCCA - Free flu shots will be available at a drive-thru clinic on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Winnemucca Events Center on Fairgrounds Road. The drive-thru clinic is provided by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health.

This is the second year for the drive-thru flu clinic for Winnemucca. Drivers and their passengers will again receive the vaccination while remaining in their vehicle. Ample signage will direct motorists to the proper area. For safety reasons, you must be in a vehicle of some sort to receive a vaccination. If you do not have transportation, plan on carpooling, as this is an excellent opportunity to get your flu shot at no charge and with little effort.

The CDC recommends that everyone older than six months receive an annual flu vaccine, especially children and those who are at high risk of developing serious complications such as pneumonia if they get sick with the flu:

Most of the flu vaccine offered for the 2013-2014 season will be trivalent (three component). Some seasonal flu vaccines will be formulated to protect against four flu viruses (quadrivalent flu vaccines) and will be available as well according to manufacturers. DPBH will be providing the quadrivalent vaccine at this year's drive-thru event.

The Humboldt County Community Health Clinic will partner with the Frontier Community Coalition, Humboldt General Hospital EMS team, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, the Winnemucca Host Lions and Leos Club, the Lowry High School Honor Society and others to provide the Winnemucca drive-through vaccination clinic.

For more information, call the Humboldt County Community Health Clinic at 775-623-6575.