City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
The City of Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services (Health Department) is offering access to free flu vaccinations in the coming season by hosting several community flu vaccination clinics throughout Long Beach.
The first large-scale clinic of the year will take place on Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Health Department (2525 Grand Ave.). This drive-up clinic will provide attendees with the option of receiving their vaccines without getting out of their cars. Anyone 12 years and older can receive the vaccine in a drive-thru; families with children younger than 12 years old will be directed to the walk-up area.
This season’s flu vaccination clinics are free of charge and no appointment is needed:
The Health Department recommends that everyone six months of age and older get the flu vaccine every year, especially those with a health condition that may increase their risk of serious complications from the flu. The flu vaccine helps develop immunity and lessens the severity of flu symptoms if infection occurs.
For most people, flu symptoms may include fever, chills, aches, pains, and coughing, while for others the flu can be deadly. Flu shots are especially important for people at high risk for serious complications from the flu, including:
A complete listing of the upcoming free vaccination clinics is available at www.longbeach.gov/flu.
In addition to the free neighborhood flu vaccination clinics, the community can also schedule a flu shot appointment at the Health Department by calling (562) 570-4315 during regular business hours. A small administrative fee will apply at the time of the appointment.
The Health Department also recommends that everyone practices healthy habits to prevent getting or transmitting the flu by:
For more information about the 2019-2020 flu season, the community is encouraged to visit: http://www.longbeach.gov/flu.
The free flu vaccination clinics are made possible through funding from the California Department of Public Health.
Media inquiries can be directed to Jennifer A. Gonzalez, Outreach & Risk Communication Specialist with the Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services at 562.570.4290 or Jennifer.Gonzalez@longbeach.gov.
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