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LAUSD Will Host Free Flu Shot Clinics For Students

L.A. Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner receives a flu shot at a pop-up clinic on the San Fernando Middle School campus on Fri., Oct. 16, 2020. (Kyle Stokes/KPCC/LAist)
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Have you got your flu shot yet? You might be able to get one through your school — if you’re a student or parent in the L.A. Unified School District.

This week, LAUSD campuses will host free flu shot clinics on campuses in East L.A. and Chatsworth … and they’ll pop up in Gardena and Palms next week. Appointments for the shots — which you can click here to schedule — are going fast.

It’s the first time LAUSD has given away flu shots for students. Superintendent Austin Beutner says the need is obvious:

“We are heading to the point where we might have these twin pandemics of seasonal flu on top of COVID-19.”

LAUSD says they have answers to both threats: these flu shot clinics — plus the district’s program to test all students and staff for COVID-19 periodically.
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At Friday’s flu shot clinic, student Moises Gomez also got a coronavirus test.

“I really do suggest everyone comes and takes the COVID-19 test,” Gomez says, “so we can return to classes as soon as possible because there are a lot of people that are struggling online.”


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