For some of us, a case of the flu is an annoyance that slows us down. But for seniors, who are especially vulnerable to serious complications, a bout with flu can be life-threatening. So, for more than 25 years, we have provided free immunizations to seniors and others at high-risk.
During the October to May flu season, we work with our - senior centers, community groups and faith organizations – to organize clinics where Cedars-Sinai health professionals administer both seasonal influenza and pneumococcal vaccines to those in underserved communities. During the 2012 fiscal year, we provided over 600 free vaccines at nine different locations throughout Los Angeles.