Protect yourself and your friends and family this Flu Season with a quick and convenient flu shot from El Rio Health.

Walk-In: Simply walk into any El Rio Health Center during our normal business hours – including Saturdays, to get vaccinated.

What are the benefits of the flu vaccination?*

  1. It can keep you from getting sick from the flu.
  2. It can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalizations for children and adults.
  3. It helps prevent serious medical events associated with some chronic conditions.
  4. It helps protect women during and after pregnancy.
  5. It can be life-saving in children.
  6. It has been shown in several studies to reduce severity of illness in people who get vaccinated but still get sick.
  7. Getting vaccinated may also protect the people around you, including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu like illness, like babies and young children, older people, and people with certain chronic health conditions.

What is the cost of the flu vaccination?

If you have insurance, there may be no cost to you and your flu shot charge will be submitted to your insurance. Please talk with your insurance plan to discuss potential costs for vaccines.

If you do not have insurance, you will have a $25-$55 charge billed directly to you.

Where and when can I get my flu vaccination?

Please visit our locations page to find an El Rio Health Center close to you. You can walk into any of our Health Centers during normal business hours to receive your flu shot.


Flu Resources:

*References for the studies listed above can be found at Publications on Influenza Vaccine Benefits. Also, see the A Strong Defense Against Flu Factsheet pdf icon[237 KB, 2 pages] fact sheet.