From Councilwoman Suzie Price
As we continue to battle the COVID-19 virus nationwide, it is important that residents also protect themselves and their family from the flu by getting vaccinated before we reach flu season. Beginning this Thursday through November 21, 2020 residents can receive free flu shots at the below locations and days.
- Thursdays, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM, LBCC Veterans’ Stadium (5000 E. Lew Davis St.)
- Saturdays, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, Cabrillo High School (2001 Santa Fe Ave.)
Residents can receive a flu shot at these drive-up clinics and will be given the option of receiving vaccines without getting out of their vehicle. 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 a walk-up area. No appointment is required.
For most people, flu symptoms can be similar to COVID-19 symptoms and 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:
- Infants six months of age and older.
- Those 60 years of age and older.
- Pregnant women.
- Caregivers of seniors or infants.
- Those with underlying chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or a chronic heart, lung, kidney or liver condition.
- Those who are immune-compromised, such as persons with HIV/AIDS and people who are on dialysis or receiving cancer treatment.
In addition to the free neighborhood flu vaccination clinics, individuals can contact their healthcare provider or pharmacist for a flu shot.
For more information about the 2020 flu season click here.