ALAMEDA, CA — Alameda residents can get free flu shots and health screenings this Saturday, Oct. 21, at Alameda Hospital’s 25th annual Community Health Fair.

About 40 local community, emergency and law enforcement agencies, in addition to medical staff from Alameda Hospital programs, will provide health education and screenings, dietary counseling and tips for children’s safety, including offering free bike helmets to children under 12 years old.

Alameda Fire Department and its Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), will be conducting a mass immunization drill in conjunction with Alameda Health System’s free community flu vaccination clinic.

More than 1,000 Bay Area residents are expected to attend the event which will feature booths to create KidSafe Photo IDs for small children, and screen adults of all ages for osteoporosis, blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes, while providing tips for stroke and cancer prevention, healthy nutrition and disaster preparedness.

The free Health Fair will be held at Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Avenue, Alameda, 94501 from 9 a.m. – noon.