Calabasas offers free flu vaccines




A free drive-thru flu vaccine clinic is being offered in Calabasas to protect residents from the virus, as well as help the city prepare for an emergency.

Working with the California Department of Public Health and the Los Angeles County Public Health Department, Calabasas officials will be holding a free drivethru flu vaccine clinic from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Sat., Nov. 3 at A.E. Wright Middle School.

The drive-thru format requires that all participants arrive and proceed through the clinic in a vehicle and be administered the vaccine in an “efficient and orderly fashion,” city officials said. The emergency preparedness drill will also give the city practice should the need ever arise for mass distribution of medicine or vaccine.

“This is in preparation for a pandemic flu breakout or a bio-terrorist attack,” said Mary Sue Maurer, Calabasas mayor pro tem. “Our shared goal is to develop a model flu vaccination/anti-viral distribution program that can be adopted by other cities.”

All vaccines will be given by L.A. County Public Health Department professionals.

Registration and consent forms for the clinic are available at wwwcityofcalabasas.com.

No walk-up participants can be accommodated and no pets are allowed on the site.

For more information, call the city at (818) 878-4225.


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