In response to a higher than usual number of Summer flu cases, Senator Janet Nguyen is offering free flu shots before the start of the Fall flu season. The free flu shots will be available on Sunday, September 24th at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Westminster from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, September 27th at the District Office of Senator Janet Nguyen in Garden Grove from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Both events are free and all residents are welcome!
“With the flu season starting in October, right now is the perfect time for all residents to get their flu shots to protect themselves and their families,” said Senator Janet Nguyen. “Flu symptoms range from mild to severe, and can keep you home from work, and in the case of children, can keep them from going to school. A flu vaccine can serve as a preventative measure and significantly reduce your chances of falling ill.”
Flu Vaccinations will be available for adults and children (3 years of age and older) on a first-come, first-served basis. The public is advised to wear short sleeve shirts to expedite the administration of the vaccine. Residents who are allergic to eggs, have had a reaction to a flu shot in the past, have a history of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) or are sick on the day of the vaccination will not be eligible to receive the vaccine. Vaccines suitable for pregnant woman will not be available at this event.
The services provided at these events are made possible through a partnership with the California Department of Health, St. Jude Neighborhood Health Centers, the Chapman University School of Pharmacy, Southland Integrated Services Inc. and Lestonnac Free Clinic.
Collaborating with Senator Nguyen on this event are Mayor Steve Jones, Mayor Miguel Pulido, Mayor Tri Ta, Mayor Pro Tem Phat Bui, Mayor Pro-Tem Michele Martinez, Mayor Pro-Tem Michael Vo, Councilman Kris Beard, Councilman David Benavides, Councilwoman Cheryl Brothers, Councilman Sergio Contreras, Councilwoman Stephanie Klopfenstein, Councilman Steve Nagel, Councilwoman Kim B. Nguyen, Councilwoman Thu-Ha Nguyen, Councilman John O’Neill, Councilwoman Margie Rice, Councilman Vicente Sarmiento, Councilman Sal Tinajero, Councilman Juan Villegas, and Trustee Jamison Power.
September 24th Free Flu Shots
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
14072 Olive Street
Westminster, CA 92683
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
September 27th Free Flu Shots
Office of Senator Janet Nguyen
10971 Garden Grove Blvd. Suite D
Garden Grove, CA 92843
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For questions, please call: (714) 741-1034.