Flu Vaccination Clinic Schedule For Tulsa County


Wednesday, October 4th 2006, 12:01 pm
By: News On 6


Tulsa Health Department officials announced Wednesday its flu vaccination clinic schedule for the upcoming influenza season.

Last year the Tulsa Health Department provided over 25,000 free flu vaccinations to the local community. It is anticipated they will provide 25,000 free doses to the community again this season.

Free flu vaccinations will be available to individuals over the age of 6 months beginning Monday, November 6th. Additionally, the Tulsa Health Department will also offer a nasal-spray flu vaccine for healthy persons aged 5 to 49 years who are not pregnant. This option may be preferred for those persons who are uncomfortable with getting an injectable vaccine.

The following locations will offer free flu vaccinations on a walk-in basis beginning Monday, November 6th:

Central Regional Health Center
315 South Utica
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Friday

Expo Square Health Center
4616 East 15th Street
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
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Friday

The following locations will offer free flu vaccinations by appointment beginning the week of November 6th:

Collinsville Health Center located at 1201 West Center in Collinsville. Flu shots will be administered Monday - Friday. Please call 596-8650 to schedule an appointment.

Sand Springs Health Center located at 306 East Broadway in Sand Springs. Flu shots will be administered Monday - Friday. Please call 591-6100 to schedule an appointment.

Bixby Health Center located at 8120 East 126th Street in Bixby will offer free flu shots on Tuesdays by appointment only. Please call 369-3155 to schedule an appointment.

All individuals over the age of six months who want to protect themselves from the flu are encouraged to get a flu shot this year, however, certain groups are at higher risk of having complications from the flu.

They are:
• persons aged 50 years and older, with and without chronic health conditions
• residents of long-term care facilities
• persons aged 2-64 years with underlying chronic medical conditions
• children aged 6-59 months
• pregnant women
• health-care personnel who provide direct patient care
• household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children aged 6 months or younger

The Tulsa Health Department will once again offer to the public a drive-thru flu shot option. The dates, times, and locations will be announced soon.

For more information visit the Tulsa Health Department web site at www.tulsa-health.org or call the flu information line at 918-595-4500.