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 by appointment during 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 season:

  • wash your hands often to prevent the spread of disease
  • 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

More resources

The CDC Seasonal Flu Toolkit and WebMD have additional resources for flu prevention and treatment.