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UCLA Nurses Lead Effort to Provide Free Flu Shots to Homeless:

Nurses from UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and UCLA Health are donating their time to provide free flu vaccinations to homeless individuals at three Westside locations. The shelters are all part of the Ocean Park Community Center in Santa Monica.

Turning Point and Admin (1447 16th St., Santa Monica)

Daybreak/Safe Haven (1751 Cloverfield, Santa Monica)

Access Center/Samoshel (503/505 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica)

Ocean Park Community Center’s request for flu vaccines was not approved for this season, so UCLA Health offered to donate the vaccines and hospital nurses volunteered to administer them.

“The response from our nurses has been overwhelming,” said David Bailey, RN, MSN, chief nursing officer at UCLA’s Santa Monica hospital. “I’m extremely proud of their spirited response to this outreach effort to vaccinate this vulnerable, underserved group in our community.”

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