Santa Clara County Public Health held a free flu shot drive-thru event at Valley Health Center Gilroy on Oct. 24.
Participants could remain in their vehicles as they were administered a vaccine to protect them from a strain of the flu.
Public health officials are concerned that a severe flu season, coupled with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, could result in what is known as a “twindemic,” crippling hospitals that are already stretched thin battling the novel coronavirus.
The county also offers free flu shots Saturdays at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. For information, visit sccphd.org/flu.