The Santa Monica chapter of the American Red Cross, the City of Santa Monica and WISE & Healthy Aging are hosting a free “seasonal” flu shot clinic from noon to 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 13th, at the Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth St., Santa Monica.
The free flu shots are made possible through the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
This supplemental seasonal flu clinic was made possible after cutbacks by the county reduced the usual number of flu clinic locations, according to the Red Cross.
Flu shots are recommended for the following people: If you are a pregnant woman; an adult 50 years of age or older; a health care worker; have a chronic condition such as asthma, HIV, heart or lung disease, kidney disorder or diabetes; are a caregiver of children six months and younger or have household contacts with high risk individuals (as described directly above).
Those who are allergic to eggs or have any other serious illness should consult with their doctor before obtaining any flu shots, according to the Red Cross.
For additional information or to inquire about other Red Cross programs or assistance, (310) 394-3773 or www.redcrossofsantamonica.org/.