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Free flu vaccinations for the community with Sacramento Kings star player Rudy Gay
Free flu vaccinations for the community with Sacramento Kings star player Rudy Gay

With influenza season still upon us, it’s not too late to protect yourself from catching the flu. So take a shot with the Kings.

 

Kaiser Permanente is teaming up with the Sacramento Kings to offer the best defense against the flu – vaccination – at a special event Tuesday, February 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. featuring small forward Rudy Gay, Slamson and the Sacramento Kings dancers. Kaiser Permanente doctors are the team physicians of the Sacramento Kings.

Free flu shots will be available to the community at Kaiser Permanente Point West Medical Offices, 1650 Response Road, Sacramento, 95815 (across Exposition Boulevard from Cal Expo). Gay will sign autographs for the first 150 fans from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Parking will be on-site and free.

Anyone in need of a flu shot is encouraged to attend the event, which is open to nonmembers and members of Kaiser Permanente.

 “We have a responsibility to play a leading role in improving the health of our communities by not only increasing awareness of the importance of immunizations, but also offering them at no cost to people who might otherwise not get vaccinated,” said Rob Azevedo, MD, the physician-in-chief for Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento. “We have reached out to schools, nonprofits, elected officials, the media, and community leaders across the greater Sacramento region to spread the word that anyone who needs to be vaccinated is welcome.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, thousands of Americans die each year from the flu, and the vaccine is still the most effective prevention method.

For more information on the free flu vaccinations, visit kp.org/greatersacramento.