The Fresno County Department of Public Health Immunization program will hold a free flu vaccination clinic April 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4640 S. Cherry Ave. in Fresno.
A slightly different variant type of influenza A and B are used in the seasonal flu vaccines, the Fresno County Department of Public Health said.
“No single vaccine on its own is going to be absolutely protective. We want to build a library of virus antibodies in humans to ensure protection,” said Amalia Madrigal, health education specialist at Fresno County Department of Public Health
Madrigal said the more flu vaccines a person receives in consecutive years the better protected they are to emerging strains.
“This action is to promote herd immunity among our residents and maximize the efficacy of following vaccinations,” Madrigal said. “If a person receives this flu vaccine they will still need their next vaccine in the following season because the next vaccine will protect them against a completely different variant of the influenza A and B viruses.”