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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 5A Plumas clinics report plenty of flu vaccine Plumas County Public Health Agency has an-. nounced its seasonal influen- za drive-through vaccination clinic schedule for the up- coming flu season. Clinics will begin Oct. 22. See accom- panying sidebar for dates and locations. There will be plenty of vac- cine available for Plumas County residents. Flu vac- cine will be available for any- one who wants to be protect- ed from influenza. The shot is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. People at high risk of seri- ous complications from flu are strongly encouraged to get the flu vaccine, including pregnant women and people with asthma, diabetes, chron- ic heart and lung disease, or other chronic conditions. Parents and family mem- bers of babies less than 6 months of age and people who live with or care for any- one at high risk for complica- tions from the flu, including health care workers, should also get the vaccine. Public health officials said flu strains of in the vaccine have changed from last year. This year's vaccine includes" A/California/7/2009 (H1N1), A/Victoria/361/2011 (H3N2), B/Wisconsin/I/2010 (Yama- gata lineage). "Getting an annual flu shot is the most important step in protecting yourself against the flu," said Mimi Hall, di- rector of Public Health. Plumas Unified School Dis- trict students will be offered flu vaccination in November. Parent permission slips will be sent home with students. Dates will be confirmed soon. In addition to receiving a flu vaccination, persons 65 and older and those with chronic health conditions should ask their doctors if they should be vaccinated against pneumococcal pneu- monia, if they have not al- ready received a dose. Drive-through schedule All clinics are open 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., or until vaccine is gone. Flu forms are available at Look for enter/exit signs at all locations. Portola/Beckwourth Monday, Oct. 22 Enter: New Road to Main Street to Beckwourth Fire De- partment Exit: Main Street, Beck- wourth/Genesee Road Greenville Tuesday, Oct. 23 Enter/exit: Indian Valley Med- ical Clinic, 174 Hot Springs Chester Thursday, Oct. 25 Enter: Chester Park, Willow Street Exit: Meadow Brook Loop by Wildwood Senior Center Quincy Friday, Oct. 26 Enter: Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Road Exit: Back of fairgrounds on Lee Road Pneumococcal pneumonia is a common and potentially serious complication of the flu. Unlike the influenza vac- cine, the pneumococcal vac- cine does not need to be given annually. Call your healthcare provider for an appointment or to as if you about a pneu- monia vaccine. Plumas County Public Health Agency does not have the pneumonia vaccine avail- able at this time. Updated information about the community flu shot clin- ics is available online at or by call- ing 283-6330. OCTOBER IS CO-OP MONTH ILL TATE HOT TUB & SPA REPAIR HOT TUB COVER SALE i FREE Custom Measuring & Delivery Reg. Price s449 NOW $339 deliveryinCludes Great deals on spa chemicals & parts United Methodist Women's FALL BAZAAR00I Oct. 6, 2012 8AM-XPM Methodist Fellowship Hall Church & Jackson Streets, Quincy Handmade crafts, canned 9oods and sweets, plants, books, toys, winter clothin 9 and white elephant items. Coffee and sweets for $2 during the bazaar. - Soup, Sandwich and Cookie.  _ Plumies Presents Finish ...... ., ,Drink S for the Ladies DMV can help protect identity Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. Identity thieves can gain access to a wide vari- ety of personal information by hacking computers, stealing mail, wallets and resorting to other scams to trick people. Once thieves have personal information, accessing bank- ing and credit card informa- tion is easy. Some thieves may go as far as applying for a driver license or identification card under the stolen identity. Notify the DMV California's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) field personnel are continually trained to detect possible use of any fraudulent documents 1 ensure identity protection. Identify theft victims should notify the DMv immediately by calling (866) 658-5758, or emailing to report a driver's license or ID theft. If stolen, victims must schedule an appointment at their local DMV field office to begin the replacement process. Schedule appointments online Guard against identity theft Store personal information in a secure place Shred mail that may contain personal information before throwing it away Use strong passwords that cannot be easily guessed and keep them in a secure location Do not carry social security cards Only carry one credit card at a time Limit the number of pre-approved credit offers by calling (888) 567-8688 to opt out of prescreened credit and insurance of- fers for faster service. The replacement process will be different renewal and involves additional steps to confirm identity. At the appointment, be pre- pared to provide a statement describing the details of the identity theft. Make sure to bring a copy of the police re- port to the interview. If a re- port was not filed, DMV per- sonnel may ask for a reason. Bring copies of canceled checks and bills to confirm identity, as well as letters from companies or banks indicating the fraud. Confirming identity is necessary to prove identity theft and those documents will help. To prevent thieves from ap- plying for a false driver's license or ID, the DMV takes extensive steps to confirm identification is issued to the correct person. In addition, DMV requires additional, official documenta- tion to confirm identity. With the exception of an ex- pired driver's license or ID card, only valid, unexpired documents are accepted, in- cluding U.S. birth certificate passport, certificate of birth abroad or report of birth abroad; certification of citizen- ship; certification of natural- ization; permanent resident card; U.S. military identifica- tion cards or an unexpired for- eign passport with a valid 1-94 form. Other forms of identification may be acceptable as determined on a case by case basis. Contact the local field of- fice for other acceptable docu- ments. Additional steps In addition to notifying DMV, victims should also file a police report and, contact all creditors and the three major credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion). Keep a copy of the police re- port and a log of all conversa- tions related to the fraud case so that you have a record to re- fer to. The more details you have, the better: dates, names of peo- ple spoken to, telephone num- bers of agencies called, the time spent on each conversa- tion and expenses incurred,. Follow up important conver- sations in writing and send by certified mail, return receipt requested. Document every- thing to prove identity theft and fraud. Identity theft is frightening and may happen to anyone at any time. For more informa- tion on identity theft, visit fast_facts/ffd125.htm. Temporary parking set up at clinic exact date of this develop- ment. To help alleviate the impact on patients and visitors, the hospital has reserved the Bucks Lake Road parking lot for patient parking only. Any patients going to a North Fork Family Medicine provider should park there and look for signage to direct them down the correct sidewalk to get to the clinic front door. In addition, a temporary gravel parking lot accessible from Bellamy Lane is set up behind North Fork Family Medicine. This lot is also re- served for patient parking on- Patients visiting North Fork Family Medicine recently have probably noticed that the Quincy Community Services District project on Valley View Lane has started to im- pact access to the parking lot. Providing safe, easy patient access is Plumas District Hos- pital's'first priority. Very soon the North Fork Family Medicine parking lot will be completely inaccessible, blocked by large construction equipment as the contractor bores down under the creek that runs adjacent to the Ad- ministration Building. 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