Free flu vaccines Saturday

DOWNEY - City and county officals, local schools and volunteers have met and finalized plans for the seasonal flu vaccination clinic at the Downey Theatre from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday.The vaccine and a large number of staff are provided by the L.A. County Department of Public Health. This year the flu vaccine includes both H1N1 and the 2010 seasonal mix. A special vaccine will be available called the T-DAP. The Tetnus-Dyptheria-Pertussis vaccine is timely as public health officials have raised concerns over a spike in the number of cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in the last several months. An additional vaccinne called Pnuemo-Vax will also be available for seniors over age 64. Attendees may receive more than one vaccination at the clinic. The line for the event will form in the area between the Downey Theatre and Embassy Suites.

********** Published: November 4, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 29