Pasadena, CA - Get some free help for you and your family in the fight against the "Flu Season" this year by getting a free flu vaccine from the Pasadena Public Health Department from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2013. The clinic will be held on a first-come, first-served basis on the front lawn of Day One, a non-profit public health education organization, 175 N. Euclid Avenue, near Walnut Street, in Pasadena.
Free flu vaccine will be available to everybody ages 3 and older at no cost while supplies last. Health officials ask everyone to wear short sleeves. Minors must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian.
For more information on this event, call (626) 744-6164 or visit www.cityofpasadena.net/publichealth.
In addition to the Pasadena Health Department, event sponsors include the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services; Orange County Health Care Agency and Huntington Hospital.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu viruses constant change. Each flu season, a variety of flu viruses can spread and they can affect people differently based on individual immunity. Even healthy children and adults can get very sick from the flu.
"We hope the public will take advantage of this free clinic on Oct 15 to get vaccinated as flue is a very serious disease that can lead to hospitalization. Flu symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue," said Dr. Eric Walsh, Pasadena Public Health Department Director and the City's Health Officer.
High-risk groups vulnerable to flu or flu complications include seniors; people with chronic illnesses such as asthma, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and pregnant women, Dr. Walsh said.
Protect. Promote. Live Well. For more than 120 years, the Pasadena Public Health Department has worked to promote and protect the health of the Pasadena community.
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