From the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services:

Following new reports from the CDC regarding the anticipated severity of this flu season, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is reminding residents about the importance of getting vaccinated.

On Dec. 12, the CDC issued a warning that this season’s flu is potentially more dangerous. Initial tests point to a strain that had higher mortality rates during previous influenza seasons.

DHHS is offering flu vaccinations at its Public Health clinic at 529 I St. in Eureka. The cost of the flu vaccine is $17, although no one will be turned away for inability to pay. Medicare is accepted. Flu vaccination is offered by appointment only. Appointments will be scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:15 to 4 p.m. To make an appointment for the Public Health flu vaccine clinic, call 268-2108.