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Where To Get a Flu Shot

By October 13, 2012

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Flu shots are already available in the Phoenix, Arizona area. This year's flu vaccine is intended to protect against the three most common strains of influenza that are expected to cause problems in 2012/2013 -- H1N1, Influenza B and H3N2. A flu shot can be given to anyone who wants to avoid the flu, but the CDC is recommending that anyone age 6 months or older get a flu shot - an expansion on the recommendation a few years ago that only certain risk groups be vaccinated.

Flu Shot Clinics in AZ
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The vaccine is also more widely available now, so there is no need to limit who can get it. I have been contacted by two organizations that specifically asked that I share their flu shot clinic details with my readers:

Fry's Food Stores - The Little Clinic, inside ten Phoenix area Fry's Food Stores, is offering $25 flu shots for ages two and up, with access to high dose flu shots for seniors in the Fry's Pharmacy. The Little Clinic locations are staffed with Board Certified Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants authorized to diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common illnesses such as bronchitis, sinus infections, seasonal allergies and the flu. They are open seven days per week and no appointment is necessary. Fry's Little Clinics are located in Peoria, Glendale, Surprise, Northwest Phoenix, Avondale, Tempe Mes and Gilbert. Check here for location addresses and operating hours.

Avondale - City of Avondale is holding a flu shot clinic on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Vaccinations are available on a walk-in basis from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Care1st Avondale Resource and Housing Center. Pneumonia shots are also available for seniors ages 65 and older, but are limited. All insurance plans accepted. Care1st Avondale Resource and Housing Center is located at 328 W. Western Ave. in Avondale. Cost is $25.00 for flu vaccine, $80.00 for pneumonia vaccine for those without insurance. For more information, call 623-333-2703 or visit Care1st Avondale online.

Here is additional general information about the flu, including resources for finding other flu shot clinics in the Phoenix area.

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October 15, 2012 at 7:37 pm
(1) Gord5467 says:

I was with the Canadian Forces in 2009, was ordered to get the H1N1 shot (AREPANRIX by GSK GlaxoSmithKline) and had an adverse reaction to the vaccine. I received PERMANENT neurological, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and respiratory symptoms: dizziness, vertigo, irregular heart rhythms, shortness of breath, muscle weakness and pain, and numbness in hands and feet. My physical fitness changed from special forces fit to that of a 70 year old in a matter of days. In the UK, the “FINAL PUBLIC SUMMARY – UK Suspected Adverse Reaction Analysis, Swine Flu (H1N1) Vaccines – Celevanpan and Pandemrix, 26 March 2010″ details more than 8,600 suspected reactions classified into 650 reaction names. Other information to consider is from Richard Warrington, President of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, “Vaccination with Arepanrix has led to far more reports of anaphylaxis or significant allergic reactions than is normally expected for a flu vaccine.” You may also ask your doctor and other Health care workers if they received the H1N1 vaccination and if they plan to remain up to date with all vaccinations. Reports from Canada, US, India, Hong Kong and other countries note a 50% vaccination rate among those who recommend and administer the immunization. According to Fox News “Most said they would pass on the H1N1 shot … because they were afraid of side effects and doubted how safe and effective it would be.” I asked my doctor and he didn’t hesitate in saying “no way”. Be informed and please choose wisely if you do plan to have your next flu shot or vaccination.

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