East County residents offered free flu shots

East County residents offered free flu shots


fluSAN DIEGO — Free flu shots will be given to adults in southeast San Diego Friday as local health officials kick off the flu vaccination season.

The shots will be given to the first 400 adults who show up at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center at 6401 Skyline Drive in Skyline, where shots will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is being hosted by the San Diego Black Nurses Association.

On Wednesday, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced an all time high of 65 people died during the last flu season in San Diego County. The death toll topped the 58 who perished during the H1N1 pandemic three years ago.

Most of the deaths, which occurred between July 1, 2012, and June 30 of this year, involved elderly victims, and nearly all of them had underlying medical conditions, according to the…

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