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The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reminding residents to get their annual flu shot.

Older people, young children and those with certain health conditions are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each fall, as flu season is starting; it peaks in January or February.

City health officials are giving free shots for the next several weeks, including at these West Side locations:

  • Monday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 24th Ward office, 1158 S. Keeler Ave.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 11th District Police headquarters, 3153 W. Harrison St.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 25th District Police headquarters, 5555 W. Grand Ave.

(A list of the other Chicago locations is listed below.)

Walgreens is also offering a limited number of vouchers for free flu shots through a parternship with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Here are the details:

  1. The vouchers are for Chicago residents who do not have insurance coverage for a flu shot and cannot afford to pay for a flu shot.
  2. The vouchers are valid in any Walgreens pharmacy located in the Chicago area through April 15, 2016.
  3. The voucher will cover Walgreens cost of the flu shot and Walgreen’s administration of the flu shot.  There are no cost or fees to the voucher recipient. The vouchers are only valid for seasonal flu shots and are not redeemable for other medication, products, food, store credit or cash.
  4. Children 10 – 18 years (with a parent/guardian) and adults can get a flu shot with these vouchers at a Walgreens pharmacy.  Children 2 through 13 years of age (with a parent/guardian) can use these vouchers to get vaccinated at a Walgreens Take Care Clinic.
  5. Individuals may request a single voucher or multiple vouchers. Due to the limited supply, a maximum of three vouchers per request.

If you are interested in requesting a voucher(s) for a free flu shot, please provide the following information by clicking here.

  1. Name
  2. Address (for vouchers to be sent)
  3. Number of vouchers being requested (maximum: 3)

If you have any questions about the voucher program, contact Ivan Story at (312) 746-5381 or

Wed., 11/4/2015 25th Ward-Rudy Lozano Library 1805 S. Loomis Ave. 11am-3pm
Thurs., 11/5/2015 15th Ward Office 1650 W. 63rd St. 9am-2pm
Thurs., 11/5/2015 46th Ward-Weiss Hospital 4700 N. Marine Drive 10am-2pm
Fri., 11/6/2015 17th Ward Office 1344 W. 79th St. 9am-1pm
Fri., 11/6/2015 26th Ward-Humboldt Park 1440 N. Humboldt Dr. 11am-3pm
Sat., 11/7/2015 Arturo Velasquez Institute-Family Flu Day 2800 S. Western Ave. 9am-2pm
Sat., 11/7/2015 Daley College-Family Flu Day 7500 S. Pulaski Rd. 9am-2pm
Sat., 11/7/2015 Wright College-Family Flu Day 4300 N. Narragansett Ave. 9am-2pm
Mon., 11/9/2015 24th Ward Office 1158 S. Keeler Ave. 10am-2pm
Mon., 11/9/2015 38th Ward Office 3821 N. Harlem Ave. 10am-2pm
Tues., 11/10/2015 Chicago Police Department-19th District 2452 W. Belmont Ave. 9am-3pm
Fri., 11/13/2015 39th Ward Office 4404 W. Lawrence Ave. 10am-2pm
Sat., 11/14/2015 22nd Ward-El Valor Children & Family Center 2434 S. Kildare Ave. 10am-2pm
Sun., 11/15/2015 St. Michael the Archangel Parish 1936 W. 48th St. 9am-2pm
Tues., 11/17/2015 Chicago Police Department-11th District 3153 W. Harrison St. 9am-3pm
Wed., 11/18/2015 Chicago Police Department-25th District 5555 W. Grand Ave. 9am-3pm
Thurs., 11/19/2015 6th Ward Office 8001 S. Martin Luther King Drive 9am-2pm
Friday, 11/20/2015 7th Ward Office 2249 E. 95th St. 10am-2pm
Sat., 12/5/2015 45th Ward Office 4754 N. Milwaukee Ave. 10am-2pm
Wed., 12/9/2015 City Hall-2nd Floor Lobby 121 N. LaSalle St. 9am-2pm
Sat., 12/12/2015 16th Ward Office 1504 W. 63rd St. 10am-2pm

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