County Residents Encouraged to Receive Flu Shot Vaccination

Beginning today through January 18, 2011, the Department of Public Health will host 147 flu outreach clinics and an additional eleven distribution events  at larger venues around the County. The flu vaccine will also be available throughout the flu season at Department of Public Health clinics. Los Angeles County residents are encouraged to contact their regular healthcare provider to arrange for flu vaccine.

Who should get flu vaccines?

Flu vaccine is recommended to all persons 6 months of age and over, including healthy adults. It is especially important to get a flu vaccine if you are:

  • 6 months through 18 years of age
  • 50 years and older
  • Pregnant or just had a baby
  • Morbidly obese
  • Living in a nursing home or long-term care home
  • Living with a weakened immune system or chronic medical condition (diabetes, heart or lung disease)
  • Living with or caring for someone who is more likely to have flu complications
  • A healthcare provider.

What is the cost to get flu vaccines?

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is offering flu vaccines at no charge to people who don’t have health insurance or whose healthcare provider does not offer flu vaccines. If you have health insurance, please contact your regular health care provider or insurance provider.

Where to go and get a flu vaccine?

Click here for a schedule of flu outreach clinics in the Fourth District