Los Alamos Medical Center is hosting a free community flu shot clinic from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the hospital at 3917 West Road.
The flu vaccine will be administered in a drive-thru configuration that will not require people to get out of their vehicle.
This clinic is for ages 18 and older only; children will not be inoculated. High-dose vaccines will be available for those who are 65 and older.
Attendees are asked to follow the signage at the hospital and follow instructions to receive their free vaccination. While this is a first-come, first-serve clinic, hundreds of doses are available so attendees are asked not to begin arriving before 7:30 a.m., as that will interfere with the setup of the clinic.
The best way to prevent the flu and its potentially serious complications is by getting a yearly flu vaccine. Even when flu vaccination does not prevent illness entirely, it has been shown in several studies to reduce severity of illness in people who get vaccinated but still get sick.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, September and October are the best times for most people to get vaccinated against the flu.