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SVMHS Offers Free Community Flu Shots Critical During COVID-19 Pandemic

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SVMHS Offers Free Community Flu Shots Critical During COVID-19 Pandemic

Medical professionals at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) are urging people to get their flu shot this season. The organization has scheduled a series of free community clinics to help eliminate any financial burden for families and to increase access to vaccination opportunities.

“We don’t want to see a one-two punch this winter with COVID-19 and the flu,” says Pete Delgado, President/CEO of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. “The flu season is always a threat to public health and this year we also have COVID-19 on the attack. We must work together to protect our loved ones and community.”

Delgado addressed the flu season ahead in his weekly video message to the community.

SVMHS has a long history of teaming up with the Monterey County Health Department to administer free flu-shot clinics at various locations. Nurses and clinical staff from SVMHS volunteer to support this annual health and well-being initiative. The flu vaccine is safe and the most effective way to prevent getting the flu.

At this time, three free community flu clinics are scheduled:

Saturday, October 10th, 11am - 2pm
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
450 E. Romie Lane, Salinas

Tuesday, October 13, 4pm - 7pm
Palma High School
919 Iverson Street, Salinas

Saturday, October 24, 11am - 2pm
Taylor Farms Family Health & Wellness Center
850 5th Street, Gonzales

COVID-19 safety measures will be in place at the community clinics. People should not attend if they have a fever or are not feeling well. Masks are required and social distancing will be in place.

Registered nurses from SVMHS will be administrating the free vaccines on a first come, first serve basis and quantities are limited. You can find more information on the three free flu clinics at www.svmh.com/flu or by calling our Health Promotion Department at (831) 759- 1890.