Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation Offers Free Flu Shots

Location

Buddhist Tzu Chi Free Clinic

1000 S. Garfield Ave.
Alhambra , CA 91801 United States

The weather is changing, and so is the protective measures needed to defend the body against infections. To provide preventive education and promote a healthy community, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation is offering free flu shots. Heading into its 19th year of conducting the program, the organization partnered with Walgreens in providing flu shots.

The flu shot is a preventive measure during this flu season.

“Flu shots help with prevention, and people are less likely to get sick,” said Shiou-bih Yang, a nurse at the Buddhist Tzu Chi Alhambra Free clinic. “Flu complications are still high for elderly and flu shots are still important.”

The Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation recommends that people get their flu shots earlier than later.

“It’s critical to get a flu shot before the flu season starts,” said Debra Bourdeaux, CEO of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation.

The Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation will be offering flu vaccines at a number of Southern California locations. The shots are free and will be given to individuals seven years and up. Those who attend the events should bring an ID. The flu shot program is scheduled for the following dates and locations.

Sun. 11/04/2012 09:00am-11:00am

1790 Ranch Road, Azusa, CA. 91702

626-636-8701

Sun. 11/04/2012 09:00am-11:30am

Buddhist Tzu Chi Free Clinic

1000 S. Garfield Ave., Alhambra, CA. 91801

626-281-3383 ext:106

Mon. 11/05/2012 10:00am-02:00pm

The Square Supermarket

8150 Garvey Ave. #121, Rosemead, CA. 91770.

626-281-3383 ext:106

Sun. 11/17/2012 10 am-02:00 pm

Community Clinic at Wilmington

310-684-4466

1355 Broad Ave., Wilmington, CA. 90744

Sun. 11/18/2012 10:00am-02:00pm

275 S. K street, San Bernardino, CA. 92410

626-281-3383 ext:106

Sun. 11/18/2012 09:00am-04:00pm

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation National Headquarters

1100 S. Valley Center Ave., San Dimas, CA. 91773

626-281-3383 ext:106

Sun. 12/02/2012 10:00am-02:00pm

3600 Imperial Ave., Rosamond, CA. 93560

626-281-3383 ext:106

About Tzu Chi Medical Foundation

Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation is a 501(C) 3 non-profit volunteer based humanitarian organization which helps organize the medical mission of the United States together with TIMA (Tzu Chi International Medical Association), an organized global service network of licensed doctors and nurses who serve as volunteers. The mission of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation is to provide quality medical, dental, alternative medicine and vision care, along with health education and other health services to income disadvantaged residents regardless of their age, gender, race or religious affiliations with inspiring love and humanity to both the givers and receivers. During disasters, TIMA volunteers cooperate with Tzu Chi Disaster Relief Committee by going to the disaster area to help treat the sick and wounded victims. For more information, visit www.tzuchimedicalfoundation.org.

Contact: Shiou-bih Yang626-281-3383 ext:106 / shioubih@yahoo.com

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