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Adventist Health offering free flu shots due to severity of flu season

Offering vaccines through mobile immunization unit
Adventist Health offering free flu shots due to severity of flu season
Posted at 1:09 PM, Jan 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-25 10:47:59-05

Adventist Health Bakersfield wants to help stop the spread of the flu by offering free flu vaccinations for adults. 

Peak flu season is here in Kern County. Last week, local officials addressed the spike in people heading to emergency rooms with flu-like symptoms after nearly 90 hospitalizations statewide.

RELATED: Flu season hitting Bakersfield hard

Last week, a Bakersfield woman died of complications from the flu.

Adventist Health announced last Thursday that their mobile immunization unit usually just provides immunizations for children, but due to the severity of the flu season, it's being offered to adults. 

RELATED: It's not too late to protect yourself from the flu, get your flu shot

For more information, call (661) 869-6740.
 

Below is a list of where the free vaccinations will be offered: 

    Vallarta Market - Thursday, January 25        
600 Bear Mountain Blvd., (parking lot), Arvin
from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

    NOR Riverview Park - Monday, January 29               
437 Willow Drive (parking lot), Bakersfield 
from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Walmart - Tuesday, January 30              
401 Central Ave., (parking lot), Wasco
from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

    New Life Church- Wednesday, January 31      
4201 Stine Rd. (parking lot), Bakersfield
from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm