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1325 East Madison Street
8pm (doors at 7pm)
Find out how to enroll for your own healthcare benefits!
Dance to soul music by Emerald City Soul Club and see Hey Marseilles!
Hope to see you there!
The Affordable Care Act keeps trying to be what it was interned for but we keep getting slowed down!
In short, last thursday Obama decided that even if your current health plan is spotty and doesn’t offer you what the government deemed essential in a health plan (like covering pills and mental health care) you don’t have to find a better one—until 2015. People were freaking out that they would have to find a new one or pay more for one that is actually useful so Obama caved and gave all the worry warts another year to figure it out.
Good news for some, especially those who would actually have to pay more for a better plan but you are few and far between! I just hope it doesn’t slow down the overall plan to lower healthcare costs, but we can only wait and see!
Here’s the nitty gritty details for those of you following the unfolding of our nation’s first attempt at affordable and nearly universal coverage:
Hosted by TEEN FEED
Healthcare Enrollment & Flu Shot Fair
Friday, November 15th
KEXP Parking Lot – Downtown
10:00am – 2:00pm
FREE LUNCH TRUCK
LIVE KEXP BROADCAST
just in case you’re not bored of me taking about getting your flu shot for free…
Free flu vaccination clinics
People without health insurance can get best protection against flu
Public Health – Seattle & King County is offering free flu vaccination clinics on Saturday, November 2 to make flu vaccine more widely available to people without health insurance or who are unable to pay.
“Flu vaccine offers the single best protection against the flu,” said Dr. Jeff Duchin, Chief of Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunizationfor Public Health – Seattle & King County. “Getting vaccinated is especially important for pregnant women, people in contact with infants who are too young to vaccinate, and also to people with health conditions that put them at greater risk for severe illness and hospitalization.”
Health experts recommend flu vaccine for all people six months and older, especially for pregnant women and people who have long-term health problems, like diabetes, asthma, and heart or lung problems. Anyone who lives with or cares for an infant younger than six months should also get vaccinated to protect the infant from getting flu.
Where to get free vaccine
The free flu vaccination clinics will be held at Public Health Centers at the following locations on Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.:
4400 37th Ave S, Seattle, 206-296-4650
14350 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, 206-296-4920
33431 13th Place S, Federal Way, 206-296-8410
3001 NE 4th St., Renton, 206-296-4700
Flu vaccinations will be given to people who do not have insurance or cannot afford to pay. No other vaccinations will be offered at the time of the clinics. Flu shots and a limited number of nasal spray, preservative-free, gelatin-free, and latex-free vaccines will be available.
Other places to get flu vaccine
Flu vaccine (shots and nasal spray) is also available at many healthcare provider offices and pharmacies for those who have insurance or are able to pay for vaccination. Visit http://flushot.healthmap.org to help find locations.
For more information, visit www.kingcounty.gov/health/flu
Providing effective and innovative health and disease prevention services for over two million residents and visitors of King County, Public Health – Seattle & King County works for safer and healthier communities for everyone, every day. More at www.kingcounty.gov/health
Get signed up for Medicaid or the exchanges and get a free flu shot for it?! Sounds to me like WA state actually wants us to be healthy. This is what happens when the ACA is working. Oh and by the way, Wa state is one of the top states in getting people signed up—Way to go! Let’s get the rest of the country on it! But start by taking care of yourself and go get signed up or get your flu shot if that’s all you need.