With the flu season still in full force and the number of flu cases for this year on the rise, the El Paso Fire Department (EPFD) is extending the program by adding additional dates on March
EPFD Officials are encouraging the community to take advantage of their Vaccinations for Health program.
Vaccinations for Health provides free blood pressure and glucose screenings to patients of any age, free flu vaccines to patients 18 and older, and free pneumonia vaccines to those 65 and older.
Officials added, “The EPFD would like to remind everyone that the vaccinations and health screenings service is FREE to residents of El Paso and Hudspeth County that do not have medical insurance or are not on Medicaid.”
The goal of the program is to increase the wellness of the community in an effort to achieve the City’s goal to nurture and promote a healthy and sustainable community.
The upcoming dates are:
Wednesday, March 6: EPFD Safety Health and OutreachCenter,5415 Trowbridge Dr. 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Wednesday, March 13: EPFD Safety Health and Outreach Center,5415 Trowbridge Dr. 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Wednesday, March 20: EPFD Safety Health and Outreach Center, 5415 Trowbridge Dr. 1:00PM to 4:30PM
In addition to the flu vaccine, public health officials remind the public to practice the four C’s in order to help reduce the incidence of infection.
- CLEAN – Wash your hands often. Scrub your hands for at least 30 seconds with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
- COVER – Cover your cough. Use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Don’t have a tissue? The crook of your elbow will do.
- CONTAIN – Contain germs by steering clear of others who are sick. If you do get sick, stay home until you’re well again, so you don’t spread more germs.
- CALL – Call or see your doctor if you or your child has a fever greater than 100 degrees.