If you didn't take advantage of the Vaccinations for Health program from the El Paso Fire Department, you have another chance to get those vaccines. EPFD is extending the program.

Vaccinations for Health provides free blood pressure and glucose screenings to patients of any age, free flu vaccines to patients 18 and older, and free pneumonia vaccines to those 65 and older. The flu season is still in full force and the number of flu cases are continuing to go up in El Paso, so get those shots.

These are the additional dates in March:

Wednesday, March 6: EPFD Safety Health and Outreach Center,5415 Trowbridge Dr. 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Wednesday, March 13: EPFD Safety Health and Outreach Center,5415 Trowbridge Dr. 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Wednesday, March 20: EPFD Safety Health and Outreach Center, 5415 Trowbridge Dr. 1:00PM to 4:30PM

The vaccinations and health screenings service is free to residents of El Paso and Hudspeth County who do not have medical insurance or are not on Medicaid.

Public health officials say that in addition to getting a flu shot, you should practice the four C’s in order to help reduce the incidence of infection:

1. CLEAN - Wash your hands often. Scrub your hands for at least 30 seconds with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
2. COVER – Cover your cough. Use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Don’t have a tissue? The crook of your elbow will do.
3. CONTAIN – Contain germs by steering clear of others who are sick. If you do get sick, stay home until you’re well again, so you don’t spread more germs.
4. CALL – Call or see your doctor if you or your child has a fever greater than 100 degrees.