Cedars-Sinai Hosts Free Flu Shot Clinics Throughout L.A. Area
Three Cedars-Sinai Health System hospitals—Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Huntington Hospital and Torrance Memorial Medical Center—will hold free community flu vaccine clinics on the same day, Sunday, Oct. 8.
“We urge everyone in our community to get vaccinated because it’s so important for everyone’s health,” said Jonathan Vickburg, LMFT, associate director of Community Health Improvement at Cedars-Sinai. “Holding free flu vaccine clinics is the best way to demonstrate our commitment to our community’s health and wellbeing.”
The Oct. 8 clinics are part of a series of more than 40 free, Cedars-Sinai Health System flu vaccination clinics throughout the community. A list of upcoming clinics is below.
Influenza can cause severe illness that can lead to hospitalization and even death. During the 2022-2023 flu season in the U.S., the flu was linked with as many as 650,000 hospitalizations and as many as 58,000 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Flu activity often accelerates in October, making it critical to get vaccinated now if individuals haven’t already received their shots. Infectious disease experts from Cedars-Sinai and its affiliates strongly urge adults and children 6 months and older to get the flu vaccine.
“The flu shot is the best tool we have to protect ourselves from the flu,” said Kimberly Shriner, MD, medical director of Infection Prevention and Control at Huntington Health. “Make sure everyone in your home is vaccinated against the flu and also up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations as we approach the holiday season when people will be gathering.”
People especially vulnerable to the flu include adults 65 and older, patients with certain chronic medical conditions (asthma, diabetes, heart disease), those who are pregnant and children younger than 5.
“We hope that the public will take advantage of these free flu clinics to protect themselves and others in their community who are vulnerable to the flu,” said Torrance Memorial infectious disease specialist David D. Rand, MD.
The complete list of flu vaccination clinics includes:
- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center–Spielberg Building
Oct. 8, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
8723 Alden Drive, Los Angeles 90048
- Huntington Health–Light of Love Mission Church
Oct. 8, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
2801 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena 91107
- Torrance Memorial–Richard B. Hoffman Health Conference Center
Oct. 8, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
3315 Medical Center Drive, Torrance 90505
- Huntington Health–Friends In Deed
Oct. 10, 9–11 a.m.
444 E. Washington Boulevard, Pasadena 91104
- Huntington Health–Jefferson Public Library
Oct. 10, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
1500 E. Villa Street, Pasadena 91106
- Huntington Hospital–Cafeteria
Oct. 11, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
100 W. California Boulevard, Pasadena 91105
- Huntington Health–South Pasadena Farmer’s Market
Oct. 12, 4–6 p.m.
905 Meridian Avenue, South Pasadena 91030
- Huntington Health–Living Rock Church
Oct. 14, 9–11 a.m.
2181 E. Washington Boulevard, Pasadena 91104
- Cedars-Sinai–St. Kevin Catholic Church
Oct. 15, 8–11 a.m.
4072 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles 90004
- Huntington Health–St. Elizabeth Parish School
Oct. 15, 9–11 a.m.
1840 N. Lake Avenue, Altadena 91001
- Huntington Health–St. Joseph Center (Holy Family Giving Bank)
Oct. 16, 8–10 a.m.
1524 Fremont Avenue, Pasadena 91030
- Huntington Health–Villa Parke Farmer’s Market
Oct. 17, 9–11 a.m.
363 E. Villa Street, Pasadena 91101
- Cedars-Sinai–Plummer Park
Oct. 17, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood 90046
- Huntington Health–Hastings Branch Public Library
Oct. 18, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
3325 E. Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena 91107
- Cedars-Sinai–Taste of Soul Event
Oct. 21, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Crenshaw Boulevard (between Stocker and Obama)
- Huntington Health–Community Church (Dream Church)
Oct. 22, 9–11 a.m.
1305 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena 91106
- Huntington Hospital–Emergency Department
Oct. 24, 4–6 p.m.
100 W. California Boulevard, Pasadena 91105 (Fairmount Courtyard Entrance)
- Huntington Health–Sacred Heart Church
Oct. 29, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
2835 N. Lincoln Avenue, Altadena 91001
- Cedars-Sinai–Young Israel of Century City
Nov. 5, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
9317 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles 90035
Read more on the Cedars-Sinai Blog: Cold vs. Flu Symptoms