Flu Shots

The power to stop the flu begins with you!

El Rio has partnered with Pima County to offer free on-site flu shots for all Pima County employees, spouses, domestic partners and any dependents 18 years or older covered on the Pima County medical plan. For participants not covered under the County’s medical plan, El Rio will accept most major insurance carriers. Please bring your medical insurance card. It is the participant's responsibility for any charges that are not covered under your insurance plan.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments take priority. Schedule your appointment today! Over 20 County and City locations available for your convenience.

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To prepare for your flu shot, we recommend that you: 

The flu is a contagious illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the lungs, throat and nose. The flu affects millions of people each year and can lead to serious illness, or even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. 

Are they really necessary?

It’s just the flu, after all. Nothing simple bed rest and liquids can’t cure, right?
Not quite. There’s more to it than that.

Talk to your doctor

He or she is your best resource for what you and your family need. The doctor will tell you if you should get one, both or none of these vaccines.

The flu vaccine

It guards against the flu, a virus that can cause respiratory infection.

The flu spreads quickly. It can strike large amounts of people in a short period of time. And it can lead to pneumonia and other complications. 

This is why the health community urges most people to get the flu vaccine. It protects you, those you come in contact with and the community at large.

Best to get the vaccine:

  • Every year. That’s because the virus that causes the flu changes its form. The vaccine you get each year is new. Developers update it to protect against the new strains. 
  • In October or November. But getting it in December and January also affords protection since flu season can last as late as May. 
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