The City of El Paso Fire Department and Department of Public Health along with many partnering agencies are offering free flu vaccines to those four years of age and older during this flu season.
The “Be PowerFlu” prevention campaign aims to reduce the number of flu cases and prevent serious related illness during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“We know that similar to COVID-19, the flu can be serious and even deadly for those with underlying medical conditions,” said Dr. Hector Ocaranza, City-County Health Authority.
“What we don’t know is how the flu and COVID will attack the body if they are contracted together during this flu season, so we’re urging the community to be proactive by getting the flu vaccine and continue practicing social distancing, wearing a face cover, and practicing healthy hygiene.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone older than 6 months receive a flu shot every year. 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.
Flu shots are free and available to members of the community 4 years of age and older.
Visit bepowerflu.com, click on the patient questionnaire button to print and fill out the questionnaire which must be turned in when getting the flu shot. No appointments are needed.
The following sites are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning on October 5 at the following locations:
City Eastside Site – 301 George Perry Boulevard | City Westside Site – 7400 High Ridge Dr.
Additional locations and schedules available at bepowerflu.com.