Monday, August 30, 2010

Flu Shot Appointment Scheduling Starts Sept 7

FLORENCE – The Pinal County Public Health Services District will begin providing flu shots to the public on Friday, October 1, 2010 by appointment only.  For your convenience, and to ensure short wait times, we will begin scheduling appointments starting Tuesday, September 7, 2010 and continuing through the end of October.  In order to schedule appointments for adults, please call toll free 1-888-431-1311, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Flu shots through the Pinal County Public Health Services District are just $15, a bargain compared to the cost of cold and flu medicines or trips to the doctor's office and missed work.  If you are unable to schedule an appointment, the opportunity to receive a flu shot as a "walk-in" will be available on the following days after October 23, 2010:
Kearny – Wednesdays 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Oracle – 2nd Friday of the month 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Eloy – Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mammoth – Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Superior – 3rd Thursday of the month 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Apache Junction – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Coolidge – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Casa Grande – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays 8:00 am- 6:00 pm
Stanfield – The 2nd Wednesday of the month 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Maricopa – Wednesdays 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Please be advised, all Pinal County Public Health Services District clinics will be closed Monday, October 11, Tuesday, November 2, Thursday, November 11, and Thursday, November 25.
The Pinal County Public Health Services District has not received any flu vaccines for children yet.  Once the youth dosages are received, children can receive a flu shot without an appointment at their local Pinal County Public Health clinic.  Updated information will be posted on the Pinal County Information Hotline toll free at 1-866-763-7252 as it becomes available.
In order to reduce that chance of catching the flu this season, the Public Health Department recommends frequent hand washing using soap and warm water for 30 seconds.  If you do become ill, it is important to stay home to help prevent spreading the illness to others.  For more information on influenza and vaccinations, please call the Health District hotline at 1-866-763-7252.
The number to call for appointments is 1-888-431-1311.