Free Flu Vaccinations Offered by Health Department

PASADENA, Calif.—Fight the flu by getting a free flu shot. The influenza vaccine will be provided by Pasadena Public Health Department at various locations throughout the city on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

The vaccine will be available to everyone ages six months and older at no cost. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Remember to wear short sleeves. Dates and times of the free flu clinics are listed below. For more details, call (626) 744-6121 or visit www.cityofpasadena.net/public-health.

Wednesday, Oct. 16
2 - 4 p.m., Robinson Park Recreation Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Wednesday, Oct. 23
10 a.m. - noon, Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St.

Thursday, Oct. 24
2 - 4 p.m., Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd.

Wednesday, Nov. 6
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St.
NOTE: Pre-registration required for this clinic. Call (626) 795-4331 for details.

Thursday, Nov. 7
10 a.m. - noon, Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave.

Thursday, Nov. 14
2 - 4 p.m., La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave.

Different types of influenza viruses can spread through the community during flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone ages six months and older get vaccinated annually to protect against the most common types of influenza viruses.

“Everyone six months and older should get vaccinated to protect against illness, missed school and work, and even hospitalization,” said Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, Pasadena's public health director and health officer. “Even healthy children and adults can get very sick from influenza viruses.”

High-risk groups more susceptible to severe influenza complications include seniors 65 and older, pregnant women, and people with chronic medical conditions such as asthma and diabetes, according to Dr. Goh.

Free vaccines will also be available at the health department's Travel & Immunization Clinic, 1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Call (626) 744-6121 for hours and availability.

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