The City of El Paso Department of Public Health is offering free flu vaccines to get ahead of an aggressive flu season approaching.

City officials are encouraging El Paso residents to get their flu shots to prevent the flu especially as we approach the holiday season. The Department has already seen more than 50 cases of the virus, more than double the number compared to this time last year.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone six months of age and older receive the flu vaccine every year. Individuals over the age of 65, pregnant women, and those with underlying medical conditions such as asthma, heart disease, and weakened immune systems are considered to be at greatest risk for life-threatening flu complications.

The Department of Public Health’s Immunization Program offers low-cost vaccines for children who meet the state guidelines via their three clinics. Appointments can be made by calling (915) 212-6555.

Adults who do not have insurance can also receive free vaccines at tomorrow:

  • Saturday, November 9, at Fire Station 18, 7901 San Jose Rd. from 8 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

For more information visit EPHealth.com or in Spanish at EPSalud.com.