WEST HOLLYWOOD—Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is joining forces with the County of Los Angeles Public Library to offer free flu vaccine shots to anyone 6 months of age and older who do not have health insurance or whose health care provider doesn’t provide flu vaccinations, according to the County of Los Angeles Public Library website. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Los Angeles libraries offering free flu vaccinations will include the West Hollywood Library on Saturday, November 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 625 North San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. For more information on upcoming flu shot clinic locations check out www.colapublib.org/flushot/.
The flu vaccinations will be provided as either a shot or nasal spray and will be administrated by nurses from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health.
According to the County of Los Angeles Public Library website, flu shot vaccinations are especially crucial if you are:
-6 months through 18 years old
-50 years or older
-Pregnant or just had a baby
-A healthcare provider
-Living in a nursing or other long-term care home
-Living with a weakened immune system or a chronic medical condition, including diabetes, heart disease or lung disease
-Living with or caring for someone who is either under 5 years old, 50 years of age or older or has a chronic medical condition
The County of Los Angeles Public Library notes that anyone who is sick the day of visiting the clinic or has a severe egg allergy, should check with his/her doctor before getting vaccinated. It is important for patrons to contact their regular health care provider to see what other shots may be needed.
The flu shots will be given out through November 20, but for those who are unable to make it to the Flu Shot clinics, patrons can call 2-1-1 (LA County Information Line) or visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/ip for a list of no cost or low-cost vaccine providers.