Flu season is here, and with COVID-19 still very much in our community, the City of El Paso Department of Public Health is reminding residents of the importance of protecting their health against the flu.

The goal is to reduce the number of flu cases that may require hospitalization leaving hospital rooms available for those being treated for COVID and other major illnesses, as well as medical emergencies.

To make sure as many El Pasoans as possible get vaccinated, free flu shots are being offered at numerous locations city-wide. The shots are available on a drive-thru and walk-in basis, and are accessible to anyone 6 months of age and older.

If you're an essential worker, 65 years of age and older, or have chronic medical conditions health officials highly recommend a flu shot before we enter the critical flu period as it takes approximately 2 weeks after receiving the vaccine for the body to develop antibodies against the flu.

For more information about the free vaccine and locations visit bepowerflu.com or call 2-1-1.

Where to Get Free Drive-Thru Flu Vaccinations

• Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Project Vida Naftzger Clinic, 3612 Pera Ave.
• Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Butterfield Trail Air Cargo Center, 301 George Perry
• Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westside Community Rec Center, 7400 High Ridge Dr.
• Friday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at EPCC - Mision Del Paso, 10700 Getway East, Building D
• Saturday, Dec. 12 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ESD #1 Horizon Fire Department, 14151 Nunda, Horizon City, Tx
• Monday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kelly Center for Hunger Relief, 915 N. Florence

Free Walk-In Flu Vaccinations

• Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Project Vida Westway Clinic, 1713 Banker Rd.
• Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Project Vida Northeast Family Practice, 4875 Maxwell Ave.
• Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Project Vida Montana Vista Clinic, 14900 Greg Dr.
• Daily through Saturday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso, 7051 S. Desert Blvd, Across Bath & Body Works

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