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.
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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.