The City of El Paso will be hosting a drive-thru flu shot event at the El Paso Zoo this Saturday, Nov. 21.

Flu season is here, and with COVID-19 still very much in our community, the City of El Paso is hoping to reduce the number of flu cases that may require hospitalization. The goal is to keep hospital rooms available for those being treated for COVID and other major illnesses, as well as medical emergencies. And if you’re not aware of how dire the situation with bed availability at all our local hospitals currently is then you haven’t been paying attention.

The flu vaccines will be administered free of charge to anyone 6 months and older from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday only, Nov. 21, in the parking lot of the El Paso Zoo, located at 4001 E. Paisano Dr across from the El Paso County Coliseum. No appointment or insurance needed.

If you can’t make it Saturday or prefer to stay in your part of town, the city offers no-cost flu shots most days of the week at numerous locations city-wide on both a drive-thru and walk-in basis.

Free drive-thru flu vaccinations are available Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Butterfield Trail Air Cargo Center, 301 George Perry, and at the Westside Community Rec Center at 7400 High Ridge Dr.

Free walk-in flu shots are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Project Vida Westway Clinic, 1713 Banker Rd., Project Vida Northeast Family Practice, 4875 Maxwell Ave., and Project Vida Montana Vista Clinic, 14900 Greg Dr.

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