Vaccination clinic planned in Lucerne Dec. 16

LUCERNE, Calif. – State and county health officials are partnering to offer a vaccination clinic for COVID-19 and flu shots on Thursday, Dec. 16.

The clinic will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Lucerne Elementary School, 3351 Country Club Drive.

The VaccinateAll58 campaign is partnering with Lake County Health Services to host a series of free COVID-19 and flu vaccination clinics for Lake County residents ages 5 and older. No appointments necessary.

COVID-19 vaccinations for adults and children, boosters and flu shots will be offered.

With just a little over half of eligible Lake County residents fully vaccinated, local residents will have the opportunity to receive their first vaccine, complete their second dose, and/or receive a booster.

Lower dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are available for children ages 5 to 11.

All three vaccines, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, as well as boosters will be available at each clinic for ages 5 and up.

Families are encouraged to safely celebrate the holidays with their loved ones by getting vaccinated to protect themselves and each other against COVID-19.

Health officials said all three COVID-19 vaccines are safe and remain highly effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death from the Delta variant, which is the dominant strain of the coronavirus in the U.S.