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KHEIR Community Clinic Offers Free H1N1 Flu Vaccine Shots Now

H1N1 Flu Shots Available to the Community in Limited Quantity

(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 of age
  • - 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 spread, and

    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 process.

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

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