Influenza (Flu)

Why Your Flu Shot Matters Now More Than Ever

With COVID-19 and flu circulating at the same time, getting a flu shot will help provide you with added protection against viral illness. Getting the vaccine means you have a lower chance of getting the flu and passing it to others, including those who are at higher risk for getting hospitalized or dying. This reduces strain on our healthcare system and preserves precious resources needed to battle COVID-19. The flu vaccine is safe and effective. Take control of your health and help protect others, too. 

Where to Get a Flu Shot

Many health insurance plans cover flu shots as part of a wellness plan. Check with your provider for coverage. Flu vaccine can be found at area pharmacies, community health clinics, and many providers. Community Health Centers accept most insurance and also offer the uninsured a sliding scale for services provided, including flu shots. Click here for a map to locate a community health center near you. Below are some additional resources for low cost/free flu shots. Check their website for latest information.

  • Anyone 6 months and older can receive free flu shots at one of our immunization clinics on weekdays (Monday-Friday) by making an appointment. Appointments may be limited due to vaccine supply on hand. Call our CARES Team at 602-506-6767.
  • Chandler Regional Medical Center provides free flu shots to anyone 6 months and up through their Outreach Immunization Program on certain dates and locations. These are by appointment only.
  • The Mesa Fire Department will offer free flu shots for anyone ages 6 months and up at its monthly clinics

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