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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Department of Public Health Monday confirmed Los Angeles County’s first influenza case of the season.

KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reports the strain was identified as Influenza A H1N1, which is covered by this year’s vaccine along with two or three additional strains that research shows could be common this flu season.

All residents, ages six months and older, were urged to get the seasonal flu shot or nasal vaccine in additions to basic hygiene, such as hand washing, to prevent the spread of the virus.

For Angelenos without health insurance or another source of health care, the Department of Public Health will begin offering flu vaccinations at special community outreach events in late September and October.

Upcoming events offering free flu vaccinations:

Date: September 28th, 2013
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center,
Address: 5056 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys CA

Date: October 10th, 2013
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex
Address: 13000 Clarkdale Ave., Norwalk, CA

Date: October 24th, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Harvard Recreation Center,
Address: 1535 W. 62nd Street, Los Angeles CA

To find locations where flu vaccinations are currently available and will be offered in the future, click here  or call the LA County Information Line at 211.

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