Flu Shots

Inactive Program - Please Check Back in Fall 2022

The power to stop the flu begins with you!

El Rio Health will be providing free on-site flu shots for all Pima County employees, spouses, domestic partners and any dependents 18 years or older covered on the Pima County medical plan. For participants not covered under the County’s medical plan, El Rio Health will accept most major insurance carriers. Please bring your medical insurance card. It is the participant's responsibility for any charges that are not covered under your insurance plan.

The flu shot type will be a preservative-free version. An egg free version will be available those who have a chicken or egg allergy upon request.

Flu shots are available by appointment only. See the schedule below or on this flyer.

Schedule Your Appointment - TBD

 To prepare for your flu shot, we recommend that you: 
Preventive Flu Shot qualifies for 25 Healthy Lifestyle Activity Points. Visit the Discount #2 Menu Prevention tab for more information.

September and October 2021 On-site Flu Shot Schedule

Schedule is subject to change.

Per Administrative Procedure 23-30, employees are encouraged to attend Employee Benefits and Wellness programs, events and activities. Employees may be allowed to flex their time, where needed, and/or, at the discretion of the appointing authority, may be allowed a maximum of eight (8) BeWell hours of paid work time per fiscal year to attend these activities.

 Date Time Location Address Room
Monday, September 13, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm Historic County Courthouse 115 N. Church Ave., 2nd Floor Copper Cactus Room
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:30am - 10:00am Natural Resources Parks & Recreation 3500 W. River Rd. 1st Floor Conference Room
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:00pm - 5:00pm Pima Animal Control Center 4000 N. Silverbell Rd. Community Room
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
6:00am - 8:00am Fleet Services 1291 S. Mission Rd. Fleet Services Training Room
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 11:00am - 2:00pm Nanini Library 7300 N. Shannon Rd. Large Meeting Room
Thursday, September 16, 2021
9:00am - 1:00pm Abrams Building 3950 S. Country Club Room 2102
Friday, September 17, 2021
7:30am - 11:30am Superior Court Building 110 W. Congress St. 1st Floor Jury Room
Friday, September 17, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm Miller Golf Links Library 9640 E. Golf Links Rd. Large Meeting Room
Monday, September 20, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm Abrams Building 3950 S. Country Club Room 2102
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm Legal Services Building 32 N. Stone Ave. 14th Floor Conference Room
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:00am - 1:00pm County Public Service Center 240 N. Stone Ave. 7th Floor Santa Catalina Room
Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:00pm - 2:00pm Water Campus 2955 W. Calle Agua Nueva
Radon Room
Friday, September 24, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am W. Anne Gibson-Esmond Station Library
10931 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way
Meeting Room
Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00pm - 4:00pm Legal Services Building 32 N. Stone Ave. 14th Floor Conference Room
Monday, September 27, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm Admin West Building 150 W. Congress St. 4th Floor HR Training Room
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 6:00am - 8:00am Adult Detention Center 1270 W. Silverlake 
Admin Building Conference Room
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm Fleet Services 1291 S. Mission Rd. Fleet Services Training Room
Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:00am - 2:00pm Main Library 101 N. Stone Ave. Lower Level Meeting Room
Friday, October 1, 2021 8:00am - 10:00am Murphy-Wilmot Library 530 N. Wilmot Rd.
Large Meeting Room
Monday, October 4, 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm Public Works Building 201 N. Stone Ave. Basement Conference Room C
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm Public Works Building 201 N. Stone Ave. Basement Conference Room C
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 6:00am - 8:00am Fleet Services 1291 S. Mission Rd. Fleet Services Training Room
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 11:00am - 2:00pm Sheriff's Department 1750 E. Benson Hwy. 1st Floor Conference Room
Thursday, October 7, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm Adult Detention Center 1270 W. Silverlake Admin Building Conference Room
Friday, October 8, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm Admin West Building 150 W. Congress St. 4th Floor HR Training Room
Monday, October 11, 2021 8:00am - 10:00am Joyner-Green Valley Library 601 N. La Canada Large Meeting Room
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:00am - 2:00pm PDS at Bank of America Building 33 N. Stone Ave. 10th Floor Conference Room
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:00am - 2:00pm PDS at Bank of America Building 33 N. Stone Ave. 10th Floor Conference Room
Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:00pm - 4:00pm PDS at Bank of America Building 33 N. Stone Ave. 10th Floor Conference Room
Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:00am - 10:00am Sheriff's Department 1750 E. Benson Hwy.
1st Floor Conference Room
Friday, October 15, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm Juvenile Court 2225 E. Ajo Way Training Center
Monday, October 18, 2021 8:30am - 10:30am City of Tucson Rillito Police Dept.
1310 W. Miracle Mile

Rillito Room
Monday, October 18, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm City of Tucson Hayden Udall 4401 S. Tucson Estates Parkway Lunch Room
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am City of Tucson Parks & Recreation Administration Building 900 S. Randolph Way
 Mesquite Room
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm City of Tucson Police Headquarters 270 S. Stone Ave. 1st Floor Assembly Room
Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am Valencia Library 202 W. Valencia Rd. Small Meeting Room
Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:30pm - 2:30pm City of Tucson City Court 103 E. Alameda St. 3rd Floor, Court Room #14
Friday, October 22, 2021 8:00am - 10:00am City of Tucson City Hall 255 W. Alameda St. 1st Floor Conference Room
Friday, October 22, 2021 12:30pm - 2:30pm City of Tucson - Water Plant 1 510 W. 18th St. Building 12
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm City of Tucson City Hall 255 W. Alameda St. 1st Floor Conference Room
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm City of Tucson TOPSC Communications 4004 S. Park Ave. Building 2, 911 Conference Room
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm City of Tucson TOPSC Communications 4004 S. Park Ave. Building 2, 911 Conference Room
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm City of Tucson Housing & Community Development 
320 N. Commerce Park Loop Sentinel Building
Rillito & Sabino Room
Thursday, October 28, 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm City of Tucson TOPSC Communications 4004 S. Park Ave. Building 2, 911 Conference Room

The flu is a contagious illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the lungs, throat and nose. The flu affects millions of people each year and can lead to serious illness, or even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. 

Who should get vaccinated this season?
Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season with rare exceptions. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenza. People at High Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications has a full list of age and health factors that confer increased risk.

Flu vaccination has important benefits. It can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths.

Different flu vaccines are approved for use in different groups of people.

  • There are flu shots approved for use in children as young as 6 months old and flu shots approved for use in adults 65 years and older.
  • Flu shots also are recommended and approved for use in pregnant women and people with certain chronic health conditions.
  • The nasal spray flu vaccine is approved for use in non-pregnant individuals who are 2 years through 49 years of age. People with some certain medical conditions should not receive the nasal spray flu vaccine.
There are many vaccine options to choose from.  CDC does not recommend one flu vaccine over another. The most important thing is for all people 6 months of age and older to get a flu vaccine every year.

If you have questions about which flu vaccine to get, talk to your doctor or other health care professional. More information is available at Who Should Get Vaccinated.

Who Should Not Receive a Flu Shot:
Factors that can determine a person’s suitability for vaccination, or vaccination with a particular vaccine, include a person’s age, health (current and past) and any relevant allergies.

Information for who cannot get a flu vaccine and who should talk to their doctor before getting a flu vaccine is available at Who Should & Who Should NOT Get Vaccinated.

Special Consideration Regarding Egg Allergy
People with egg allergies can receive any licensed, recommended age-appropriate influenza (flu) vaccine (IIV, RIV4, or LAIV4) that is otherwise appropriate. People who have a history of severe egg allergy (those who have had any symptom other than hives after exposure to egg) should be vaccinated in a medical setting, supervised by a health care provider who is able to recognize and manage severe allergic reactions.

When should I get vaccinated?
You should get a flu vaccine before flu viruses begins spreading in your community, since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against flu. Make plans to get vaccinated early in fall, before flu season begins.

CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October. Getting vaccinated later, however, can still be beneficial and vaccination should continue to be offered throughout the flu season, even into January or later.

Getting vaccinated early (for example, in July or August) could  be associated with reduced protection against flu infection later in the flu season, particularly among older adults.

Children who need two doses of vaccine to be protected should start the vaccination process sooner, because the two doses must be given at least four weeks apart.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Influenza (Flu)
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