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Queen Creek Fire and Medical offering free curbside flu shots Oct. 19

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Posted 10/15/20

Protect yourself this flu season by getting a free flu shot.

A curbside clinic will be offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at the southeast corner of Ellsworth Loop and Victoria — north …

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Queen Creek Fire and Medical offering free curbside flu shots Oct. 19

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Protect yourself this flu season by getting a free flu shot.

A curbside clinic will be offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at the southeast corner of Ellsworth Loop and Victoria — north of the Queen Creek Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. The flu shots are free of charge through Maricopa County Public Health, administered by the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department, according to a release.

Two vaccines will be available on a first come, first served basis – one for individuals six months to 64 and another for individuals 65 and older.

According to Maricopa County Public Health:

  • Getting the vaccine means you have a lower chance of getting the flu and passing it to others, including those who are at higher risk for severe illness, like young children, older adults and those with chronic medical conditions.
  • If you do get the flu after you’ve had the flu vaccine, it tends to be milder and you are much less likely to be hospitalized.
  • The flu vaccine does not cause flu illness or increase your risk for other respiratory viruses such as COVID-19. Hundreds of millions of Americans have safely received flu vaccines over the past 50 years,and there has been extensive research supporting the vaccine’s effectiveness.

No insurance information is needed. QCFMD personnel will be wearing personal protective equipment. Individuals receiving the flu shot are encouraged to wear a face covering; individuals under 2 years should not wear face coverings.

For more information about Queen Creek Fire and Medical, or for additional safety tips, go to QueenCreek.org/fire. To stay updated on activities, follow the town on Facebook @QCFire or Twitter @TownofQC. To report non-emergency issues and find answers to commonly asked questions, use the town’s interactive text-based customer service platform TEXT QC by texting “HELLO” to 844-977-2291.

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