TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:
- The Tulsa Health Department begins offering seasonal flu shots Monday
- The vaccine is available to anyone six months or older on a walk-in basis
- For more information please visit www.tulsa-health.org
- Vaccinations happen Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The following Tulsa Health Department locations offer the shot:
· James O. Goodwin Health Center | 5051 S. 129 E. Ave., Tulsa, OK
· Central Regional Health Center | 315 S. Utica, Tulsa, OK
· North Regional Health and Wellness Center | 5635 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tulsa OK
The flu vaccine will also be offered at these locations:
· Collinsville Community Health Center | 1201 W. Center, Collinsville, OK
Call (918) 596-8650 for clinic dates and times
· Sand Springs Health Center | 306 E. Broadway, Sand Springs, OK
Call (918) 591-6100 for clinic dates and times
THD currently accepts Cigna, Community Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Choice, Medicare, SoonerCare and Medicaid for immunizations. Please bring your insurance card and photo ID.
The cost for the flu shot is $25. Payment may be made in the form of cash, check or credit card. The vaccine is available at no cost for those who qualify, including uninsured adults 65 years and older and children who qualify for the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program while supplies last.
The 2016-2017 seasonal flu vaccination requires only one shot for most individuals. Children under age nine who have not received two flu immunizations before July 1, 2016 will need a second dose at least four weeks after receiving the first dose.
There are two types of flu vaccines available this year: the trivalent and the quadrivalent. A high dose vaccine designed for seniors age 65 and older is also available upon request while supplies last. THD will not be offering the flu mist as it is not recommended by the CDC this year.
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