Mission Hospital Free Flu Shot Clinic is at MaxBerg Plaza Park in San Clemente.
Max Berg Plaza Park is located at 1100 Calle Puente.
The Free Flu Shot Clinic will be from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.
Mission Hospital is offering this free service as part of its mission to care for the under- and un-insured members of our community and those who do not have access to health care
Influenza is a serious viral respiratory infection of the nose, throat and lungs that ranks as one of the most severe illnesses of the winter season (flu season is generally December through March).
An estimated 10 to 20 percent of Americans get influenza every year and an additional 200,000 are hospitalized.
Influenza usually is not considered life threatening for healthy adults.
It can however, lead to very serious complications, such as pneumonia and bronchitis, especially in seniors older than age 65, seniors who get a flu shot are less likely to be hospitalized with pneumonia or the flu.
They also cut their risk of death by nearly half.