New or updated vaccines soon available for trio of respiratory viruses.
Placer County Public Health is encouraging residents to take advantage of new and updated vaccine and antibody options for COVID-19, flu and RSV in order to stay healthier this fall season.
Residents are encouraged to access vaccines through their regular health provider. Depending on supply, Public Health may also offer limited flu vaccines at community events, particularly for individuals who are uninsured or have Medi-Cal.
In the last year (July 2022 – June 2023), COVID-19 contributed to the deaths of 118 Placer residents, influenza contributed to 29 deaths and RSV contributed to 10 deaths.
“These new and updated vaccines are especially important for vulnerable individuals, including seniors and those with compromised immune systems,” said interim health officer Dr. Rob Oldham. “They offer protection against serious illness and can help keep you out of the hospital. It can be hard to keep track of changing guidelines and eligibility, so check in with your doctor if you have questions.”