Published : Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | 11:28 AM
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, listed below, 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 http://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/public-health/.
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa. St.
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
12 p.m. – 2 p.m., La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave.
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
12 p.m. – 2 p.m., Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave.
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St.
NOTE: Pre-registration required for this clinic. Call (626) 795-4331 for details.
Different types of influenza viruses can spread through the community during flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older get the vaccine annually to protect against the most common types of influenza viruses.
“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.