The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is hosting its annual Family Flu Day events on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 3 at several City Colleges of Chicago campuses.
CDPH’s Family Flu Days give parents and children the opportunity to get a flu shot together, while learning about the additional steps they can take to avoid the flu. Select event sites will feature storytelling, puppetry and musical performances by the cast of WCIU’s Green Screen Adventures.
“This year’s Family Flu Days are going to be exciting for the whole family,” said CDPH Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D. “The events provide an enjoyable environment for the families who decide to protect themselves against the flu. It’s a great example of how staying healthy can be a fun goal for every member of the family.”
Family Flu Day locations:
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kennedy King College, 6301 S. Halsted St.
Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave. (Features Green Screen Adventures)
Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Arturo Velazquez Institute, 2800 S. Western Ave. (Features Green Screen Adventures)
Daley College, 7500 S. Pulaski Rd.
Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett Ave.
In addition to these events, CDPH hosts citywide flu clinics through December 8, 2012. A list of locations can be found on the CDPH website at www.CityofChicago.org/FLU.
Because the flu vaccine is made from egg products, people who are allergic to eggs should get their flu vaccines from their health care provider. The 2012-13 flu vaccine offers protection against three different flu viruses: an H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the H1N1 virus. Flu shots are free of charge to everyone vaccinated at a CDPH clinic; however, senior citizens should present their Medicare card.