Manteca Unified is conducting a free flu clinic Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the school district office at Airport Way and Louise Avenue.
The free shots are available for all students and staff as well as their immediate family members with the minimum age being 4 years.
You can download and complete the consent form in advance by going to mantecausd.net/2020fluclinic. You will also find information there about the flu vaccine before offered by either injection or nasal mist.
The drive-thru format will have additional copies of the paperwork if you have not filled it out in advance. All persons must wear masks.
Getting a flu shot has taken on urgency this year as the flu shares many symptoms with COVID-19. At the same time health officials are trying to avoid having to deal with a”twindemic” of flu and CIVID-19 patients concurrently.
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As of Friday there are 1,268 people in San Joaquin County with COVID-19.
Postings on the San Joaquin County COVID-19 dashboard on Friday as of 11:30 a.m. show 1,268 persons out of 776,000 San Joaquin County residents are currently positive with the virus although they are not necessarily sick. That is the number once you subtract the 19.926 people that health officials have determined to have recovered from the 20,194 cases since March
Many of the recovered may never have been ill.
The mask order and social distancing is designed to protect people from those who may not know they are carrying the virus and who may never show symptoms.
The number of deaths in San Joaquin County is now at 441.
Since the pandemic was declared in mid-March and through Friday there have been 9,410 COVID-19 cases in Stockton, 1,827 in Lodi, 1,689 in Manteca, 1,679 in Tracy, 539 in Lathrop, 209 in Ripon, and 106 in Escalon.
As of Friday there were 27 of 72 beds at Doctors Hospital in use. Three of the beds had COVID-19 patients with none in ICU beds.
Kaiser Foundation Hospital of Manteca had 20 beds in use. Three COVID-19 patients, and none using ICU beds. That’s one more overall COVID patient and two less in ICU
COVID-19 patients countywide account for 24 percent of the ICU load. There are 82 ICU beds in use. That means as a group hospitals in the county are operating at 83 percent of licensed ICU bed capacity.
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