Scottsdale hospital, Phoenix fire to provide free immunizations

Free vaccinations for children and free flu shots for children and adults will be available from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 1 at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, 3929 E. Bell Road.

The Phoenix Fire Department Baby Shots Immunization Program is providing the children’s vaccinations and Walgreens is providing the flu shots at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus (formerly Paradise Valley Hospital) which is hosting the event, according to a press release.

The Phoenix Fire Department provides free vaccinations to children who are eligible under the Vaccine for Children’s Program, a federally funded program that provides free immunizations to eligible children, the release stated. Immunization records and proof of eligibility must be provided for the Baby Shots program.

The Phoenix Fire Department also is partnering with Walgreen’s to provide free flu shots. This program is available to anyone at least 7 years old, stated the release.

Each year, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu-related complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC reports that in the United States, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue as late as May.

For more information, call 602-534-2229.

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