• November 30, 2021
 City of El Paso, Ysleta ISD offer free Flu Vaccines for community

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone older than 6 months receive a flu shot every year.

City of El Paso, Ysleta ISD offer free Flu Vaccines for community

The City of El Paso Fire Department and Department of Public Health along with many partnering agencies are offering free flu vaccines to those six month of age and older during this flu season.

“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 “Be PowerFlu” prevention campaign aims to reduce the number of flu cases and prevent serious related illness during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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 6 months 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 drive-thru sites are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the following locations:

  • City Eastside Site

301 George Perry Blvd. – El Paso

  • City Westside Site

7400 High Ridge Drive –  El Paso

Additional locations offering free flu shots this week are as follows:

Drive-Thru Locations:

  • October 5 & 7 | 9 a.m – 3 p.m.

Ysleta ISD, 9600 Sims – El Paso

 

  • October 6 & 8 | 12 p.m – 6 p.m.

Ysleta ISD, 9600 Sims – El Paso

 Walk-In Locations:

  • October 10 | 9 a.m – 12 p.m.

Centro de Salud La Fe, 1713 Banker Road – El Paso

  • October 10 | 9 a.m – 12 p.m.

Centro de Salud La Fe, 12101 Socorro Road –  Socorro

For more information and additional schedules visit bepowerflu.com.

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