HAPPY VALLEY, Ore. – Clackamas County residents interested in getting the flu; measles, mumps, and rubella; and hepatitis A vaccines may want to mark their calendars for a free vaccination clinic offered by Clackamas County community partners.

The clinic will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. at Clackamas Town Center, 12000 SE 82nd Ave., Happy Valley, 97086, in the event tent in the parking lot at the corner of 82nd Ave. and Monterey Ave.

Free flu; measles, mumps, and rubella; and hepatitis A vaccines will be offered to children and adults on a first-come, first-served basis or until the supply of vaccines last. By vaccinating, you can protect yourself, your family and protect others in the community. The vaccines are a safe and effective tool for people to help prevent the spread of disease and to help keep our communities healthy.

Vaccines are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Thankfully, many of these serious infectious diseases are at or near record low levels in the United States because of vaccines. Unfortunately, in recent years low vaccination rates have led to outbreaks of these diseases, which demonstrates the dangers of people choosing not to vaccinate.

The clinic will serve as a training exercise to simulate a mass vaccination event, in which the health department and local agencies would work together so community members could be vaccinated efficiently during a time of emergency.

Community partners who helped make this possible: Clackamas Community College; Clackamas County Health, Housing & Human Services; Clackamas Fire District #1; North Clackamas Schools; Providence Milwaukie Hospital; Rotary Club of Clackamas and Walla Walla University.