Seasonal flu and pneumonia shot clinics offered at Scottsdale Healthcare
October 7, 2009
Four locations accepting patients on walk-in basis through December
SCOTTSDALE – Seasonal flu and pneumonia shots for adults are now available from Scottsdale Healthcare.
Clinic hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. through December, except holidays.
Vaccinations are given on a walk-in basis. Flu shots are $25 and pneumonia shots are $45. Medicare is accepted, and the Medicare card is required. Cash or checks also are accepted.
Scottsdale Healthcare flu and pneumonia vaccination clinic locations:
• Medical Plaza IV (on the Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center campus)
10200 N. 92nd St., Ste. 100, Scottsdale, 480-323-3818
• Scottsdale Medical Center (NE corner Scottsdale Rd. & Osborn Rd.)
3501 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 231, Scottsdale, 480-882-4770
• SHC Corporate Health
9201 E. Mountain View Rd., Ste. 120, Scottsdale, 480-323-4680
• SHC Scottsdale Airpark Clinic
16101 N. 82nd St., Ste. A8, Scottsdale, 480-323-1880
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following should get seasonal flu shots:
• Children aged 6 months up to their 19th birthday.
• Pregnant women.
• Adults age 50 and older.
• Those with certain chronic medical conditions.
• Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
• Those who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (These children are too young to be vaccinated.)
According to the CDC, you should get a pneumonia shot if you:
• Are age 65 or older.
• Have serious long-term health problems such as heart disease, sickle cell disease, alcoholism, lung disease, diabetes or liver cirrhosis.
• Have lowered resistance to infection due to certain health issues.
• Are an Alaskan Native or from certain Native American populations.
Questions? Call 480-323-4685.
Flu prevention tips for families
Scottsdale Healthcare encourages individuals to protect themselves and others, as well as be prepared in case loved ones catch the flu by taking the following steps:
• Get your seasonal flu shot. Also watch for information on a separate H1N1 vaccine.
• Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands after covering a cough or sneeze or blowing your nose. Scrub with soap at least 15 seconds or rub hands together with alcohol-based hand gel until the gel dries.
• Try to cough or sneeze into a tissue, or cough into your sleeve. Remember to throw the tissue away and wash your hands.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. If you touch something contaminated with germs, then touch your eyes, nose or mouth, the germs may spread.
• Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy, getting plenty of exercise and sleep, managing stress and staying hydrated can help keep your immune system strong.
• Stay home if you are ill. This will help protect others from getting sick, as well as help you recover.
• Establish back-up child care plans. Arrange in advance to have someone available to care for children if needed cue to provider illness or facility closings.
• Monitor your vacation time. Make sure you have enough time in your vacation time bank in case you become ill or have to stay home to care for sick family members.
Be sure to stay updated on flu recommendations by visiting the Maricopa County Department of Public Health at www.wearepublichealth.org or the Arizona Department of Health Services at www.azdhs.gov.