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The USC School of Pharmacy, in cooperation with the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles City Fire Department and the L.A. County Department of Public Health, is offering no-cost vaccines for monkeypox, influenza and COVID-19 at a site near Dodger Stadium starting Sept. 17. The clinic is expected to operate through Nov. 19.
“Everyone over the age of 12 years should receive a new, updated COVID-19 bivalent booster to protect them from the Omicron strain that is currently widespread, especially as we enter the Fall and Winter months,” said Richard Dang, USC Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy. “I would also recommend that everyone over the age of 6 months receive their annual flu shot. We are seeing a surge of cases in the Southern Hemisphere that indicates we may have a heavy flu season in the United States. It is important that we do what we can to protect ourselves from these diseases.”
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has set eligibility requirements for the monkeypox vaccine. Those requirements are available here.
WHAT: Free vaccine clinic for monkeypox (first & second doses), influenza, and COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna & Pfizer primary and new bivalent boosters). Available for first and second dose, ages 18 and up.
WHERE: Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center parking lot, 1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, 90012
WHEN: Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., starting Sept. 17.
Register here. Registration is recommended, but a limited number of walk-ups will be accommodated.
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