Tulsa Health Department Pediatric and Adult Flu Vaccine shot schedule


Friday, November 5th 2004, 10:00 am
By: News On 6


The Tulsa Health Department has received a new shipment of 2,500 doses of pediatric flu vaccine and 15,000 adult doses of flu vaccine. The vaccine will be administered free of charge to high risk individuals in Tulsa County.

High risk adult flu clinics will be held at two locations on Tuesday, November 9th and Wednesday, November 10th.

A drive-thru flu clinic will be held for high risk adults from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Barn A next to the Fairgrounds Pavilion.

The public will need to enter the County Fairgrounds at Gate 6 off of 15th Street between Harvard and Yale and will exit at Gate 5.

Individuals will be screened for high risk criteria and administered the flu vaccine in their cars. Individuals are encouraged to wear short-sleeved shirts in order to provide easier access to the arm injection site.

A second option for high risk individuals is a walk-in flu clinic that will be held at The Church of Battle Creek Tuesday, November 9th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, November 10th 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Church of Battle Creek is located at 3025 N. Aspen Avenue in Broken Arrow.

The flu clinics on November 9th and 10th are for high risk adults only and will be given at the County Fairgrounds Barn A and The Church of Battle Creek in Broken Arrow.

The public will not be able to receive a flu shot at any of the Tulsa Health Department regional health centers on November 9th or November 10th.

“We are making every effort to create a safe and easily accessible environment for the high risk individuals in our community who need to get a flu shot this year.” stated Director Gary Cox.

If any adult flu vaccine remains after November 10th it will be administered to high risk adults at the Tulsa Health Department’s regional health centers on a first come first served basis beginning Monday, November 15th. Clinic hours are Monday thru Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The remaining supply of pediatric flu vaccine will be administered to high risk children on a first come first served basis beginning Monday, November 15th at the Tulsa Health Department’s regional health centers as well.


The regional health centers are listed below.

Expo Square Health Center
4616 E. 15th Street, Tulsa, OK
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Friday

James O. Goodwin Health Center
5051 S. 129th E. Avenue, Tulsa, OK
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Friday

Central Regional Health Center
315 S. Utica, Tulsa, OK
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Friday


High risk children include:

Children 6-23 months of age
Children 6 months – 19 years of age who have the following conditions:
Chronic heart or lung disease
Asthma
Cystic Fibrosis
Metabolic Disease
Renal Dysfunction
Leukemia or other cancers
Immunosuppression
Hemoglobinopathies
High risk pregnancy or third trimester during peak flu season who are not over 19 years of age
Chronic aspirin therapy
Diabetes
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Congenital disorders that could reduce immune response


High risk adults include:

Adults 65 years of age and older
Adults 19 and over who have the following conditions:
Chronic heart or lung disease
Asthma
Cystic Fibrosis
Metabolic Disease
Renal Dysfunction
Leukemia or other cancers
Immunosuppression
Hemoglobinopathies
Women who are pregnant during the flu season
Chronic aspirin therapy
Diabetes
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Congenital disorders that could reduce immune response


For the latest flu information, the public is encouraged to visit the Tulsa Health Department web site at www.tulsa-health.org, call the local flu information hotline at 595-4500.