Fight the Flu: Free Flu Shot Clinic

Parkland Community Library and the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are teaming up to help you fight the flu this winter!

We will be holding a free flu shot clinic on November 30th from 4-6pm in the Carol and Perry Zirkel meeting room. No appointment, proof of insurance or proof of residency required. Vaccines will be administered by LVHN. Don’t take the risk this season – fight the flu!

Fight The Flu is Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center’s campaign to increase health literacy regarding Influenza (flu) vaccines among LGBTQ community members, increase access to vaccinations in safe and affirming community-based settings, and increase knowledge of trusted resources including Medline Plus and local LGBTQ-affirming vaccine providers.

Do you have questions about the flu vaccine? Check out some frequently asked questions answered by the CDC:

What is the difference between flu and COVID-19?

Flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and seasonal flu (most often just called “flu”) is caused by infection with one of many influenza viruses that spread annually among people.

Does a flu vaccination increase your risk of getting COVID-19?

No. There is no evidence that getting a flu vaccination raises your risk of getting sick from COVID-19 or any other coronavirus.

Do I need a flu vaccine if I wear a mask and practice social distancing?

Yes. Wearing a mask and physical distancing can help protect you and others from respiratory viruses, like flu and the virus that causes COVID-19. However, the best way to reduce your risk of flu illness and its potentially serious complications is for everyone 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine each year. By getting a flu vaccine, you may also be protecting people around you who are more vulnerable to serious flu complications.