The Flu vaccine is recommended for everyone, ages 6 months and older (unless there is a contraindication).
Desert Ridge Family Physicians is offering a twice weekly, Walk-In Flu Vaccine Clinic. You do not need to make an appointment, nor will you need to see a physician.
Walk-In Flu Vaccine Clinic:
Dates (Tuesdays and Thursdays): Oct 20 and Oct 22. No further Flu Vaccine Clinics are planned.
Location: Desert Ridge Family Physicians, 20940 N Tatum Blvd, Suite 390, Phoenix, AZ 85050
TO PROTECT OUR STAFF AND OTHER PATIENTS, PLEASE WEAR A FACE MASK
Please remain at home, if any of the following applies to you:
• You are currently experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, congestion, shortness of breath, diarrhea or loss of taste or smell or
• You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days or have had close contact with anyone currently diagnosed with COVID-19 or who is awaiting test results
Please note, this is a FLU VACCINE ONLY clinic. If you have other matters to discuss with your physician or MA (such as completion of forms, lab draws, other vaccines, medication refills or medical questions) please schedule a separate, dedicated visit to address these issues. Thank you for your cooperation as it helps us to provide a speedy and efficient Walk-in Flu Vaccine Clinic.
What is ’The Flu’?:
• A respiratory virus called Influenza, which causes fever, sore throat, cough and muscle aches
Can I get ‘The Flu’ from a Flu vaccine?
When is the best time to get a Flu vaccine?
• NOW. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we highly recommend you get your Flu vaccine early this season. (September or October)
Who cannot get the Flu shot?
• People who have had a severe allergic reaction to any Flu vaccine or a severe allergy to eggs
• Children younger than 6 months
• People who currently have a moderate or severe respiratory illness (with or without fever)
Why isn’t the high-dose Flu shot (for seniors) offered at DRFP?
• There is no data to support its superiority and it is associated with more side effects.
Who cannot get the FluMist?
• People who have had a severe allergic reaction to any Flu vaccine or severe allergy to eggs
• People younger than 2 and those who are 50 and older
• Women who are pregnant or nursing
• People with asthma
• People who are themselves or who live with someone who is immunocompromised
*KIDS AGES 6 months – 8 years: If this will be the 1st or 2nd Flu vaccine ever received, a Flu booster vaccine is recommended in 1 month.