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.READ MORE: Ticketholders To Filipino Festival FAHMfest Find Empty Parking Lot In San Pedro
“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.READ MORE: Lakers Lose To Warriors 121-114
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.
“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.MORE NEWS: One Shot In Beverly Hills Robbery Outside Restaurant
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.