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Pasadena Public Health Offers Free Flu Vaccine Clinics

Protect yourself from the flu by getting the vaccine at one of these clinics. – Courtesy photo

Fight the flu by getting a free vaccine at clinics offered by the Pasadena Public Health Department. The influenza vaccine will be provided at various Pasadena locations on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

The vaccine will be available to everyone ages 6 months and older at no cost. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Remember to wear short sleeves. For more details about the clinics, call (626) 744-6121 or visit cityofpasadena.net/public-health.

Dates and locations for the clinics are listed below:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Villa-Parke Community Center, located at 363 E. Villa. St.
  • Thursday, Oct. 18 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Santa Catalina Branch Library, located at 999 E. Washington Blvd.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Community Center, located at 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
  • Thursday, Oct. 25 from noon – 2 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library, located at 1355 N. Raymond Ave.
  • Thursday, Nov. 1 from noon – 2 p.m. at Allendale Branch Library, located at 1130 S. Marengo Ave.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Pasadena Senior Center, located at 85 E. Holly St. Pre-registration required for this clinic. Call (626) 795-4331 for details.

“Everyone 6 months of age and older should receive a yearly flu vaccine, to protect against illness, missed work and school, and even hospitalization,” Pasadena Health Officer, Dr. Ying-Ying Goh said. “Even healthy children and adults can get very sick from influenza viruses.”

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

Vaccines will also be available at the PPHD Travel & Immunization Clinic. Call (626) 744-6121 for hours and availability.

September 13, 2018

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