Flu shot clinic set for tomorrow

DOWNEY - The City of Downey will host a free seasonal flu-shot clinic at the Downey Theater tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.The clinic will be staffed with nurses from Downey Regional Medical Center and Kaiser Medical Center. Members of the Emergency Preparedness Committee, the Downey Community Emergency Response Team and many community volunteer groups will be assisting with the operations of the event. The Fire Department, members of the Emergency Preparedness Committee, the Downey Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the Red Cross, and the Downey Building Department will be on hand to speak with attendees about actions and preparations all community members can take to improve their readiness for emergencies. There will be displays, handouts and demonstrations. Event attendees need to follow the signs and enter the City Hall complex from Brookshire Avenue. They will then turn westbound on to Civic Center Drive. Drivers will then be directed to a parking area near the City Library for 'walk up' vaccination service or to the 'drive-up' area for those adults who are unable to use the walk up vaccination service. Please see the attached map. There will be no swap meet parking allowed in the City Hall / Library parking lot. Members of the Downey Police Department will be present to provide direction and traffic control. For safety and operational purposes, Second Street will be closed at Brookshire (in front of the Chamber of Commerce offices). All clinic and fair attendees will be directed to exit the Civic Center Complex by driving southbound on Dolan to Firestone or westbound on Second or Third Street. Police Station visitors will be directed to park in the parking lot immediately west of City Hall. The seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months. Senior Citizens, those with chronic illness, and children are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated. The LA County Department of Public Health is providing the vaccine, the necessary equipment and some staffing for the event. Questions may be directed to ready@downeyca.org For further information on the flu vaccination process please review the information at www.flu.gov or www.CDC.gov/flu/

********** Published: September 25, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 23