|KHEIR Community Clinic Offers Free H1N1 Flu Vaccine
H1N1 Flu Shots Available to the Community in Limited
(LOS ANGELES, CA - November 9, 2009) - KHEIR
Center is pleased to announce the KHEIR Community Clinic
has 340 free H1N1 vaccine injections ("flu shots")
available immediately to meet what is expected to be
an unprecedented demand for flu shots. Only H1N1 flu
shots, which contain the "killed" virus, will
be offered and not the nasal spray vaccine with the
"live" virus. Located on the second floor
of 3727 W. 6th Street in Los Angeles, H1N1 flu shots
will be provided on Monday through Friday from 2:00
p.m. to 5:00 p.m. by appointment only at 213-637-1070.
Until further notification, the KHEIR Community Clinic
will be administering the H1N1 flu vaccine ONLY to
the following priority group:
- All people from 6 months through 24 years
- Children from 6 months through 18
years of age because there have been many cases
of novel H1N1 influenza in children and they are in
close contact with each other in school and day care
settings, which increases the likelihood of disease
- Young adults 19 through 24 years
of age because there have been many cases of novel
H1N1 influenza in these healthy young adults and they
often live, work, and study in close proximity, and
they are a frequently mobile population.
Individuals with allergies to eggs should NOT get
the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine due to risk of allergic
reactions. Older children and adults need only one dose,
and children through 9 years of age should get two doses
of vaccine, about a month apart.
If you or your child is 6 months through 24 years old,
please remember the following:
- Free H1N1 flu shots will be
provided by appointment only, but donations are welcome.
- Must bring your ID.
- Wear loose clothing.
- In case of emergency, all forms
at the time of vaccination must be filled out completely.
- For your convenience, no medical
advice will be provided to expedite the vaccination
The 2009 H1N1 flu (also called Swine Flu) is caused
by a new strain of influenza virus. Like other flu viruses,
2009 H1N1 spreads from person to person through coughing,
sneezing and sometimes through touching objects contaminated
with the virus. Signs of 2009 H1N1 can include: fatigue,
fever, sore throat, muscle aches, chills, coughing and
sneezing. Some people also have diarrhea and vomiting.
The KHEIR Center will continue to update the public
and media as more H1N1 vaccine becomes available. Schedule
your flu vaccinations or health services for all age
groups at the KHEIR-S. Mark Taper Foundation Community
Clinic at 213-637-1070.
KHEIR Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency founded
in 1986, offers culturally and linguistically appropriate
health care and social services to the low income, limited-English
speaking Korean and Latino residents of Southern California.
In addition to operating the only full-time community
clinic with majority Korean patient base in the United
States to offer assistance in English, Spanish and Korean,
the organization maintains a Social Services Department
and two Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) centers that render
more than 80,000 service visits and 100,000 hot meals
on an annual basis. http://www.lakheir.org