Be Power Flu

Free flu shots
for everyone*

Starting October 5, the City of El Paso’s Department of Public Health will be offering free flu vaccinations for everyone 6 months and older at no cost.

No appointments are needed. Before getting your flu shot, fill out and print your patient questionnaire. For information regarding COVID-19, please see EPStrong.org

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I keep from getting the flu?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu shot. Young children, pregnant women, older adults, and people with certain chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, and heart disease are at increased risk of serious flu-related complications.

Why do I have to get a flu vaccine every year?

The viruses that are most likely to affect people each flu season change from year to year.

Is the flu vaccine effective?

Yes, but it can vary from year to year among age and risk groups. Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of serious outcomes like hospitalizations and death.

What types of flu vaccines are available?

Inactivated Vaccine
This vaccine contains a killed flu virus. It is approved for use in people 6 months and older, people with chronic medical conditions, and pregnant women.

Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine
This nasal-spray flu vaccine is made with live, weakened flu viruses. The viruses in the nasal spray vaccine do not cause the flu, but may cause some nasal congestion.

How safe is the vaccine?

The flu vaccine is safe, effective, and it does not cause the flu. People who have had severe reactions to a flu shot, have had Guillain-Barre Syndrome, are younger than 6 months, or are sick with a fever should talk to their doctor before getting their shot.

How is the flu different from COVID-19?

Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Flu viruses can cause mild to severe illness, including common signs and symptoms listed above. Other signs and symptoms of COVID-19, different from flu, may include change in or loss of taste or smell.

Typically, a person develops COVID-19 symptoms 5 days after being infected, but symptoms can appear as early as 2 days after infection or as late as 14 days after infection. In the other hand, a person develops flu symptoms anywhere from 1 to 4 days after infection.

While COVID-19 is preventable, there is currently no treatment for it. People who develop flu symptoms can be treated with antiviral drugs to relieve symptoms and complications.

Get your flu
shot today!

The City of El Paso offers various locations across the city making it convenient for you to get your free flu shot today.

Free flu shots are available to anyone older than 6 months of age. No appointments are needed. Before getting your flu shot, make sure to fill out and print your patient questionnaire.

Sun Metro
Eastside Transfer Center
Bay A (Walk-Up)

1165 Sunmount

January 11-15 | 8AM – 2:30PM

Bert Williams
Sun MetroDowntown
Santa Fe Transfer Center
(Walk-Up)

601 Santa Fe

January 11-15 | 8AM – 2:30PM

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank
(Walk In)

9541 Plaza Circle

January 12 & 13 | 10AM – 3PM

Kelly Center for Hunger Relief

915 N. Florence

January 12-13 | 9AM – 2PM

Kelly Center for Hunger Relief

915 N. Florence

January 19-20 | 9AM – 2PM

Kelly Center for Hunger Relief

915 N. Florence

January 26-27 | 9AM – 2PM

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Early detection and early response are key to preventing the spread of the flu. Take just a few seconds to report how you’ve been feeling. It’s free and anonymous.

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