Los Angeles County residents can receive free measles vaccinations Saturday at any of 18 clinics set up by the Los Angeles County Medical Assn. in an effort to stop the spread of the area's worst measles epidemic since the 1970s.
So far this year, seven Los Angeles County residents have died and 2,650 cases of measles have been reported, compared to 1,202 cases in all of 1989. More than half of these cases were among preschool children, 70% of them Latinos.
Children should be at least 1 year old and should have their immunization records with them. If these documents are not available, they will be provided at the site. Interpreters fluent in English and Spanish will be on hand.
Volunteer doctors and nurses will be giving the vaccines between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the following immunization clinics:
Los Angeles Our Lady Queen of the Angels Old Plaza Catholic Church 100 W. Sunset Blvd. Second Baptist Church 2412 Griffith Ave. St. Ignatius Catholic Church 322 N. Avenue 61 Santa Marta Hospital Family Care Center 319 N. Humphreys Ave. Watts Health Center 10300 S. Compton Blvd. Carl's Jr. 3005 W. 6th St. Carl's Jr. 1001 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Carl's Jr. 2912 S. Figueroa St. Downey Carl's Jr. 9110 Imperial Hwy. El Monte Carl's Jr. 3832 Peck Road Hawthorne Carl's Jr. 14208 Hawthorne Blvd. Huntington Park Carl's Jr. 2401 Florence Ave. Lynwood Carl's Jr. 3261 E. Imperial Highway Montebello Carl's Jr. 2202 W. Beverly Ave. Pacoima Guardian Angel Catholic Church 10886 Lehigh Ave. Pomona Carl's Jr. 3395 Pomona Blvd. San Fernando Carl's Jr. 11509 Laurel Canyon Blvd. San Gabriel Carl's Jr. 1900 San Gabriel Blvd. Source: L.A. County Medical Assn.