Free vaccinations for children and free flu shots for children and adults will be available from 3p.m. to 7 p.m. March 16 at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, 3929 E. Bell Road.
The Phoenix Fire Department Baby Shots Immunization Program is providing the children’s vaccinations and the flu shots. The Phoenix Fire Department provides free vaccinations to children who are eligible under the Vaccine for Children’s Program, a federally funded program that provides free immunizations to eligible children. Immunization records and proof of eligibility must be provided for the Baby Shots program.
Vaccinations will be given to protect children against serious childhood diseases: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Pneumococcus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rotavirus, Meningococcal Disease, Human Papilloma Virus and Varicella. The expanded program will now include adult Measles, Shingles and HPV.
Each year, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu-related complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC reports that in the United States, seasonal flu activity continues as late as May.