Flu shot

El Paso Zoo hosts fee drive-thru Flu Shots event Saturday

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health and Fire Department along with partnering agencies are offering drive-thru flu vaccines to those 6 months and older at the El Paso Zoo.

“The “Be POWERflu” prevention campaign is meant to reduce the number of flu cases and prevent serious related illness during the current COVID-19 pandemic,” officials shared via a news release on Thursday.

The drive-thru site at the zoo is free of charge for members of the community with no appointment or insurance needed.

All who attend and get a flu shot will receive a free face mask, Be POWERflu Sticker and are eligible to win a free prize. Estela Casas with “Stand with Estela” will provide 100 free mammogram vouchers.

In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends 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.

City of El Paso Zoo  4001 East Paisano Drive  –  Saturday, November 21, 2020  |  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information about the flu vaccine, visit bepowerflu.com.