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Legacy Emanuel Free Flu Shot Clinic 1/20

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Free Flu Shot Clinic 

WHAT:         Legacy Emanuel Medical Center is offering FREE flu shots to people age six months and older while supplies last.

WHEN:         Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 20

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

WHERE:     Legacy Emanuel Medical Center – Lorenzen Conference Center
                     2801 N. Gantenbein
                     Portland, OR 97227 

DETAILS:    The flu season is here and the number of patients testing positive for influenza is on the rise. Many of the cases have been quite serious and even life threatening. Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in partnership with Immunize Oregon and the Multnomah County Immunization Program want to remind the public that flu season lasts for months, not weeks. There is still time to get vaccinated in order to help protect yourself and your loved ones. 

                     People age 12 and older may also receive a free tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis vaccination. Pertussis commonly referred to as whooping cough, is very contagious. County health departments declared pertussis outbreaks in Oregon and Washington in 2012. Eighty three percent of people who die from pertussis in the U.S. are less than three months old and often catch it from adult family members.