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Kaiser Attempts Flu Shot World Record

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Aired 10/1/10

Kaiser Permanente will try to set a world record tomorrow by vaccinating some 10,000 San Diegans against the flu. The marathon event will take place at Qualcomm Stadium.

Kaiser Permanente will try to set a world record tomorrow by vaccinating some 10,000 San Diegans against the flu. The marathon event will take place at Qualcomm Stadium.

If you want a flu shot on Saturday, you won't even have to get out of your car. Kaiser's drive-thru shot clinic will offer free vaccinations to its members. Others can pay $20 for the shot.

Kaiser pediatrician Josef Zwass said this year's vaccine protects against both the seasonal flu and the H1N1, or swine flu, virus.

"Given that both are expected to come around this year," said Dr. Zwass, "the recommendation is that for any one six months old and above, should get the flu vaccine."

Federal health officials say high vaccination rates could make the H1 N1 virus extinct. That situation could change if the swine flu bug mutates.

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shyoung | October 2, 2010 at 10:15 a.m. ― 3 years, 10 months ago

It took an hour. I got there a little before 9, left a little before 10. There was loud music blaring. I wouldn't do it again.

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