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Huntington Health Announces Schedule of Free Flu Shot Clinics to Community

Huntington Health Announces Schedule of Free Flu Shot Clinics to Community
Sep 6 2023

Flu season is just around the corner, and it is important that Pasadenans and our neighbors throughout the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding communities take steps to guard against the flu.

According to the CDC, seasonal flu is associated with large numbers of hospitalizations. These estimates of flu-related hospitalizations highlight flu’s potential severity, and that being sick with flu can also make some health conditions worse (such as lung disease) or lead to other complications that require hospitalization. Flu vaccination is the first and best way to prevent flu and its potential complications. Everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated against flu yearly, particularly people at increased risk for serious complications including young children, adults 65 years and older, and people with certain chronic medical conditions.

“Please consider getting your annual flu shot at one of our free clinics, at your doctor’s office or at your local pharmacy, and encourage your loved ones to as well,” said Kimberly Shriner, MD, medical director of infection prevention and control, Huntington Health. “And don’t forget all we have learned from COVID-19, if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please stay home and rest. Thank you for keeping our community healthy.”

Huntington Health’s community outreach team are pleased to offer free flu shots at various locations throughout Altadena, Pasadena, San Marino and South Pasadena in the coming months.

Flu vaccine requirements:

• At least 18-years-old, or giving consent for your child, ages 9-17 years

• No allergy to eggs or the influenza vaccine

• No history of Guillain-Barré syndrome

• Do not have a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection

• Do not have any COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms.

There is a limited supply of vaccines for each clinic. All sites listed are open to the public. No reservations or appointments are needed and insurance isn’t required. Standard dose will be provided, not the high dose which is recommended for persons 65+.

For a listing of free flu clinics and for more information about the flu, please go to: