LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — South LA has some of the highest levels of flu activity in the county, so public health officials will head there Thursday with free flu shots.
County public health officials — along with medical professionals from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Marin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital and Watts Health — will bring free flu shots to Nickerson Gardens Sage Center, 1450 E. 114th St. They will also offer health education about the flu and how to prevent it.READ MORE: Daina Monroe, 18, Shot And Killed Outside Her Inglewood Home Monday, Police Searching For Gunman
Nickerson Gardens, GW Carver Park, Imperial Courts, Jordan Downs, Southeast Willowbrook, El Segundo/Santa Fe Avenue and Watts Tower have the highest levels of early flu activity that led to emergency room visits, according to Cedars-Sinai. Nickerson Gardens in particular had the highest percentage of confirmed flu cases among patients at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital.READ MORE: New Earthquake Research Unveiled On Great ShakeOut Day
So far this season, there have been at least 13 million flu illnesses, 120,000 hospitalizations, and 6,600 deaths nationwide.MORE NEWS: Chris Taylor hits 3 HRs, Dodgers beat Braves 11-2 to extend NLCS
The Neighborhood Health Day will take place from 1 to 5 p.m.