LA County Library Offers Free Flu Immunization Clinics at 13 Libraries This Fall

In Partnership with the LA County Department of Public Health, Clinics will be Held October 14 through November 10

Free Flu Shots at LA County Library

Flu season is here. To help you stay healthy, LA County Library is partnering with the LA County Department of Public Health for the eighth year in a row to offer free flu immunization clinics at community libraries throughout the county in the months of October and November. Last year, 2,500 free flu immunizations were given. No appointment or insurance is required.

According to the CDC, flu vaccination prevented an estimated 7.52 million illnesses, 105,000 hospitalizations, and 6,300 deaths due to influenza during the 2019-2020 season. Because the flu is highly contagious, immunizations not only protect the person who gets the immunization, but also reduces the risk for their family, co-workers, and other close contacts. Flu immunizations are recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older, including healthy adults. Pregnant women, children, adults 50 years of age and older, and immunocompromised individuals are especially susceptible.

Getting a flu immunization this fall is more important than ever with the flu and COVID-19 circulating at the same time in communities throughout LA County. Catching both flu and COVID-19 infections is possible and could result in increased illness.

Flu Immunization Clinic Schedule:

Thu, Oct 14, 10 am – 1 pm: Malibu Library

Tue, Oct 19, 1 – 4 pm: Angelo M. Iacobani Library

Wed, Oct 20, 12 – 3 pm: Culver City Julian Dixon Library

Fri, Oct 22, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm: West Hollywood Library

Tue, Oct 26, 1 – 4 pm: East Los Angeles Library

Tue, Oct 26, 9 am – 12 pm: Rowland Heights Library

Thu, Oct 28, 12:30 – 3:30 pm: Rosemead Library

Sat, Oct 30, 12 am – 5 pm: Compton Library

Wed, Nov 3, 10 am – 1 pm: Lancaster Library

Wed, Nov 3, 2 – 6 pm: San Fernando Library

Thu, Nov 4, 1 – 4 pm: Sorensen Library

Tue, Nov 9, 12 – 4 pm: La Crescenta Library

Wed, Nov 10, 1 – 4 pm: Huntington Park Library

“The well-being of our staff and customers is always on our minds,” LA County Library Director Skye Patrick said, “Working with Public Health to make flu immunization clinics available to our customers allows us to provide them with a valuable resource to keep them and their loved ones healthy.”

“We are grateful for our long standing partnership with County Libraries for bringing flu vaccines to communities,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Flu season is approaching and as cooler weather is accompanied with increased risk of disease spread, residents should protect themselves from the flu by getting the flu vaccine, and if you are not vaccinated from COVID, you should get vaccinated against COVID-19 as well.”

Stay up to date on the Library’s flu shot clinics by visiting LACountyLibrary.org/FluShot.

For more information on flu immunizations, please visit PreventFluLA.com.

 To learn more, visit LACountyLibrary.org and follow @LACountyLibrary on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Contact: Pamela Broussard, Public Information Officer

PIO@library.lacounty.gov

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