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Opportunties for First District Residents to get Flu Vaccines
2008 Flu Clinics

October marks the beginning of flu season, and local public health officials are urging residents at high risk for complications from the flu to get a flu shot.  Beginning October 30, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will provide flu shots to persons 60 years and older, individuals over 18 with chronic medical conditions and pregnant women at 10 clinics throughout the city (see schedule below).  .


Others who want a flu shot should contact their health care providers, local markets or drug stores providing flu shots.  Adequate supplies of flu vaccine are expected this year.  Seniors with Medicare Part B are urged to bring their Medicare card to the clinic or a $2 donation per flue shot will be accepted for administrative costs.  Pregnant women must bring a note from their doctor approving them to receive a flu shot during their pregnancy.


WALK-INS ONLY.  The Health Department is not taking appointments this year.


Long Beach Senior Center

1150 E. 4th Street

Thurs., Oct. 30

9 a.m. 2 p.m.

American Gold Star Manor

Spring St & Santa Fe

Wed., Nov. 5

9 a.m.  12 p.m.

El Dorado Park Senior Center

2800 Studebaker

Thurs., Nov. 6

9 a.m. 12 p.m.

Houghton Park

6201 Myrtle Ave.

Thurs., Nov. 13

9 a.m. 12 p.m.

Calif. Recreation Center

1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Fri., Nov 14

9 a.m. 12 p.m.

LB Health Dept.

2525 Grand Avenue

Mon., Nov. 17

Tues., Nov. 18

Mon., Nov. 24

Tues., Nov. 25

Thurs., Dec. 4

1 p.m. 4 p.m.

9 a.m. 12 p.m.

1 p.m. 4 p.m.

9 a.m. 12 p.m.

9 a.m. 12 p.m.

 Some children need annual flu vaccine, too.  This includes all children over 6 months and older children through the age of 18 who have chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, sickle cell anemia, heart or kidney disease or asthma, cystic fibrosis or other respiratory disease.  You are encouraged to consult your health care provider about the flu recommendations for children.