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October 17: Orange County Offers Free Flu Shots
Free Event Saturday, October 17 at Mile Square Park
Orange County is providing residents seasonal flu shots – free of charge!
“Get a flu shot,” said Supervisor Andrew Do, who proposed the county’s vaccine operational plan approved by the Board last month. “It’s one of the most important things we can all do for our health and the health of others during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Public health experts have expressed concern for a possible “twindemic” – a term referred to as having two pandemics at the same time.
While the elderly and those with underlying conditions are more susceptible to get the COVID-19 and the flu, children are also at high risk for developing serious flu-related complications. Public health experts agree that the more people in all age groups who get the flu vaccine, the more protected these vulnerable populations will be.
“While there is no vaccine for COVID-19 yet, there is one for the flu,” said Supervisor Do. “Getting the flu shot as early as possible this season will help reduce the chances of getting sick.”
Free Flu Shots Clinic at Mile Square Park
• Date: Saturday, October 17
• Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
• Location: Freedom Hall, Mile Square Park
• Address: 16801 Euclid St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
• Parking: Parking Lot E, Walk-Up Only
To better facilitate the flu shot clinics, residents are asked to register prior to attending.
Click here to register for the clinic at Mile Square Park, starting October 12.
To find out more about the flu vaccine, as well as other flu clinic locations in Orange County, please visit ochealthinfo.com/getyourflushot.
Orange County Vice Chairman Andrew Do represents the First District communities of Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Westminster, Fountain Valley, and Midway City. One of the first officials in the state to propose a face covering mandate, Supervisor Andrew Do is advocating for science-based COVID-19 policies. In addition to health and safety-based COVID-19 response planning, Vice Chairman Do has reformed Orange County’s mental health services, expanded access to health care, and led efforts to combat homelessness.