No flu vaccines at Verdugo Hills Hospital

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While Verdugo Hills Hospital has vaccinated all health-care workers, the hospital won’t be giving seasonal flu shots to the general public, said Section Control Preventionist and Registered Nurse Linda Greenwood.

“Our community clinics are over,” Greenwood said. “We won’t have any more walk-in clinics. To get a seasonal vaccine, go to your doctor. If you don’t have a doctor, go to a public clinic.”

Greenwood added that a good resource for the American public is, which announces when and where flu clinics will be held in the Los Angeles area.

No seasonal flu clinics are scheduled for the foreseeable future, but on Nov. 3, Glendale Civic Auditorium will hold a H1N1 flu vaccination clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you plan on attending the clinic, you must fill out this form.

The hospital is set to receive a shipment of H1N1 flu vaccines for health-care workers early next week. “We will not provide H1N1 vaccines for the community,” Greenwood said.

Greenwood provided a few tips to keep from catching or spreading either flu.

  1. Cover your mouth when you cough.
  2. Wash your hands for 15-20 seconds.
  3. If you’re feeling sick, stay home.

Written by Seth Amitin

October 28, 2009 at 1:14 pm

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