Flu season is well upon Sacramento, and the added pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic has created an even greater need for flu shots to be accessible to all communities across the city. To increase access to flu shots and other important health services the Sacramento Promise Zone, Health Net, Mutual Assistance Network, Sacramento Covered, and St. Paul Church of God in Christ partnered to put on the Fall Flu-Vention health event on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Hosted by Pastor Larry Joyner at the St. Paul Church of God in Christ, the health event was able to take place during the church’s weekly food distribution. Ample outdoor space allowed attendees, providers, and volunteers to practice physical distancing and COVID-19 safety precautions. Approximately 100 attendees and volunteers had the opportunity to receive free flu shots, blood pressure and diabetes screenings, as well as education materials on asthma and health insurance prior to picking up food items.
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· For more information regarding the Mutual Assistance Network’s asthma mitigation program, please contact Claire Pasquinelli (firstname.lastname@example.org).
· For more information regarding Sacramento Covered’s health insurance information, please contact Lorena Sanchez (email@example.com).