LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles Unified School district will offer free vaccinations to students and their families at several campuses within the district.

Superintendent Austin Beutner will be among those who will get a flu shot Friday from Health Net, which is partnering with the district to offer the free vaccinations.

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“Vaccinations for the seasonal flu are even more important while the threat from COVID-19 remains so very real in the communities we serve,” Beutner said in a statement.

Public health experts are urging people to make sure they get their flu shots this year because COVID-19 infections are expected to flare up this winter, when the weather gets colder and more people are relegated indoors.

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“Typically it is recommended that everyone over 6 months of age get the vaccine, but this year medical experts across the country are urging everyone to get the shot in hopes of helping avoiding a ‘twin-demic’ situation with COVID-19,” Dr. Alex Chen, Health Net’s Chief Medical Officer, said in a statement.

The flu shots will be offered until Oct. 30 at several LAUSD campuses between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Face masks are required. To find when and where flu shots will be offered by the LAUSD, or to make an appointment, visit LAUSD.net.

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