Get your flu shot before the flu gets you
Flu Shots Now Available!!
The influenza vaccine (i.e. “flu shot”) is an inactivated vaccine, which means it contains a “killed” virus. It is usually administered with a needle in the arm (the vaccine can also be administered via a “live” nasal mist to most adults up to age 49).
About two weeks after vaccination, antibodies that provide
protection against influenza virus infection develop in the body.
When to get vaccinated
Flu vaccinations begin in September, or as soon as vaccine
is available, and continues throughout the influenza season into December,
January, and beyond.
The timing and duration of influenza seasons vary. While
influenza outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time influenza
activity peaks in January or later.
When the vaccine becomes available, we will offer the flu
vaccine during our open immunization hours. Watch this website for details.
Flu Vaccine now available!
The Coconino County Public Health Services District schedules community flu shot clinics.
Fees and payment
All clinics are based on vaccine availability and are
subject to change. If you are insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, or
United Healthcare, we will bill your carrier an administration fee with the
vaccine. Otherwise, the fee for the flu shot is between $25 and $35 (depending on the type of flu shot) with no administration fee.
Flu shots for employees
Find information on the Employee Assistance and Wellness
flu shot program. The CDC also offers seasonal flu information for workplaces and employees.
Cold and flu prevention
These tips will help you stay healthy during cold and flu
- wash your hands often to prevent the spread of
- avoid close contact with people who are sick
- cover your mouth and nose—cough and sneeze into
a tissue or sleeve to prevent others from getting sick
- eat nutritious food
- stay well hydrated
- be physically active every day
- get plenty of sleep
- find effective ways to manage your stress
The CDC Seasonal Flu Toolkit and WebMD
have additional resources for flu prevention and treatment.