Aaah-choo! Flu season coming soon; schedule flu shots now

FLORENCE, Ariz. – Pinal County Public Health will begin providing flu shots to the public on Mon., Oct. 1, 2012 by appointment only.

In order to schedule appointments for adults, call toll free 1-888-431-1311, Mon. through Fri. between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Children may be vaccinated on a walk-in basis.

Flu shots through the Pinal County Public Health Services District are $15. 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 20, 2012:

• Kearny – third Wednesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

• Oracle – fourth Wednesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

• Mammoth –Thursdays and Saturdays 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

• Superior – second Wednesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Special Closures for Training/Holidays:All Pinal County Public Health clinics will be closed Oct. 8, Nov. 6, Monday, Nov.12 and Nov. 22.

Children can receive a flu shot without an appointment at any local Pinal County Public Health clinic.

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. To schedule an appointment for your flu shot or for more information on influenza and vaccinations, please call the Pinal County Citizen Contact Center 1-888-431-1311.

For a complete list of clinic locations with addresses, click on http://goo.gl/aT0YO.

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