The Tulsa Health Department will begin offering flu shots Thursday, October 1, ahead of flu season.
Flu season in the United States usually starts in late fall and peaks mid-to-late winter. Like years past, health officials said getting the shot is the best way to prevent the flu and make it less severe if you do get it.
The Tulsa Health Department reported16 flu-related deaths in Tulsa County in 2019 and 866 flu-related hospitalizations. The health department said shots will be available while supplies last. Last year, the health department gave out about 15,000 flu vaccines over the course of the season and did not run out; they're confident the vaccine will be available to anyone who wants it.
The flu vaccine will be available on an appointment basis at the following Tulsa Health Department locations:
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
Collinsville Community Health Center | 1201 W. Center, Collinsville, OK
Sand Springs Health Center | 306 E. Broadway, Sand Springs, OK
Call (918) 582-9355 to make an appointment or request an appointment online. Masks are required to be worn and clients will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival.
Everyone six months and older is encouraged to get the flu shot.
Most people will not incur an out-of-pocket cost for the vaccine. The following payment options are available:
THD accepts Cigna, Community Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Choice, Medicare, and SoonerCare Medicaid for immunizations. Coverage can vary among different insurance plans.