Officials with the City of El Paso Department of Public Health announced that their Immunization Program is offering free flu vaccines for children 6 months to 18 years old who qualify under the Texas Vaccines for Children criteria.
“Reducing the number of flu cases will also reduce the number of flu-related hospitalizations, which in turn will help keep hospital rooms available for those being treated for COVID-19 infections and other serious illnesses or conditions,” DPH officials shared.
In addition, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that individuals receive a flu shot every year as protection against serious illness due to the flu.
To schedule an appointment, call (915) 212-6555. Residents are reminded that all individuals getting the flu shot will be required to wear a face covering.
Eligible criteria are as follows:
- Medicaid eligible
- Uninsured/Underinsured: children with partial or no insurance coverage
- America Indian or Alaskan Native
- Enrolled in CHIP (El Paso First)
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