Free Flu Vaccines For Coming Flu Season
Hollywood Health Center To Offer Free Flu Vaccines for Low-Income Members of the Los Angeles Community
WHO: QueensCare Health Centers and the QueensCare Health & Faith Partnership is offering free flu vaccines at their Hollywood health center to prevent people from falling ill from the flu.
WHAT: The flu is a highly contagious viral infection, which during the 2017 – 18 flu season claimed the lives of more than 80,000 people and hospitalized 900,000, making it one of the most deadly flu seasons in the last four decades. Flu symptoms can often include a fever, sore throat, cough, muscle pain, fatigue and body aches. Children and the elderly are particularly susceptible to complications. In fact, of the children that are hospitalized, 80% are not vaccinated. According to the CDC, getting a flu shot can reduce the risk of a person’s infection by 40 – 60 percent.
VISUALS/INTERVIEW: Patients of all ages receiving flu shots (children, elderly, adults)
WHEN: December 5, 2018 10am – 1pm
WHERE: QueensCare Health Centers – Hollywood
4816 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
WHY: The 2017-18 flu season was one of the worst in the last 40 years, with more than 80,000 flu-related deaths and 900,000 people hospitalized. The flu shot is the best way to prevent this potentially deadly viral infection.
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