Flu season is around the corner. That means a rising number of people may need medical care in the months ahead, above and beyond the challenge of COVID-19.

This risks opening the door to a worst-case scenario –– what some are calling a “twindemic” –– that sees our hospitals, community, and economy overwhelmed by cases of both covid and the flu. Nobody wants that to happen and everyone can help prevent it –– by getting a flu vaccine.

The City of Los Angeles is partnering with USC’s School of Pharmacy to kick off a pilot program to offer free flu vaccinations at various locations across the city. As the initiative develops, this website will be updated with more locations.

Each site will apply the necessary precautions to protect all staff and patients. These include strict masking requirements, additional disinfecting between vaccinations, physical distancing, and other measures to maintain health and safety. USC Pharmacy teams will also be screening to ensure you can safely receive the flu vaccine.

 

L.A. City sites:

 

Saturday, October 24 - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Drive-up*)

Hansen Dam Recreational Center 

11798 Foothill Blvd.,

Lake View Terrace, CA 91342

You can register here or onsite.   

*Free parking will be available

 

Tuesday, October 27 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Van Nuys Post Office

15701 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91406

You can register here or onsite.

 

Wednesday, October 28 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

L.A. Downtown Medical Center Downtown Campus

1711 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90026

 You can register here or onsite.   

 

Flu vaccines are also widely available across Los Angeles this fall, outside of City-run sites.

For more information on the flu, please visit the County of Los Angeles Public Health Flu Season website.