Be Power Flu

FREE flu shots for everyone 6 months and older!

The City of El Paso offers various locations across the city making it convenient for you to get your free flu shot.

Free flu shots are available at no cost to those who qualify. Patient Questionnaire available at Be POWERflu events/clinics, but you can prepare by filling out and printing your patient questionnaire so you can take with you when you go get your flu shot.

For information regarding COVID-19, please see EPStrong.org

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I keep from getting the flu?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu shot. Young children, pregnant women, older adults, and people with certain chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, and heart disease are at increased risk of serious flu-related complications.

Why do I have to get a flu vaccine every year?

The viruses that are most likely to affect people each flu season change from year to year.

Is the flu vaccine effective?

Yes, but it can vary from year to year among age and risk groups. Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of serious outcomes like hospitalizations and death.

What types of flu vaccines are available?

Inactivated Vaccine
This vaccine contains a killed flu virus. It is approved for use in people 6 months and older, people with chronic medical conditions, and pregnant women.

Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine
This nasal-spray flu vaccine is made with live, weakened flu viruses. The viruses in the nasal spray vaccine do not cause the flu, but may cause some nasal congestion.

How safe is the vaccine?

The flu vaccine is safe, effective, and it does not cause the flu. People who have had severe reactions to a flu shot, have had Guillain-Barre Syndrome, are younger than 6 months, or are sick with a fever should talk to their doctor before getting their shot.

How is the flu different from COVID-19?

Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Flu viruses can cause mild to severe illness, including common signs and symptoms listed above. Other signs and symptoms of COVID-19, different from flu, may include change in or loss of taste or smell.

Typically, a person develops COVID-19 symptoms 5 days after being infected, but symptoms can appear as early as 2 days after infection or as late as 14 days after infection. In the other hand, a person develops flu symptoms anywhere from 1 to 4 days after infection.

While COVID-19 is preventable, there is currently no treatment for it. People who develop flu symptoms can be treated with antiviral drugs to relieve symptoms and complications.

Get your flu
shot today!

The City of El Paso offers various locations across the city making it convenient for you to get your free flu shot today.

Free flu shots are available at no cost for individuals 6 months of age and older. Patient Questionnaire available at Be POWERflu events, but you can prepare by filling out and printing your patient questionnaire so you can take with you when you go get your flu shot.

Be POWERflu City Community Events

6 months of age and older
No insurance needed.

The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso
7051 S. Desert Blvd, Suite F630
Type – Walk-In
Thursday - Saturday | 11am-5pm

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger
9541 Plaza Circle
Type – Walk-In
Friday, September 23, 2022 | 9am-1pm

Horizon Fire Department
14151 Nunda Ave., Horizon City, TX 79928
Type – Drive-Thru
Saturday, September 24, 2022 | 9:30am-2:30pm

El Paso Community College
Mission Del Paso Campus | 10700 Gateway East
Building D, Room D-138 (Extrication Laboratory)
Type – Walk-In
Monday, September 26, 2022 | 9am-12pm

El Paso Community College
Valle Verde Campus | 919 Hunter
Building C (Cafeteria Annex)
Type – Walk-In
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 9am-12pm

El Paso Community College
Administrative Services Center | 9050 Viscount Blvd
Building A Foyer (In front of Auditorium)
Type – Walk-In
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 1pm-3pm

El Paso Community College
Rio Grande Campus
100 W Rio Grande Ave (Cafeteria)
Type – Walk-In
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | 9am-12pm

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger
9541 Plaza Circle
Type – Walk-In
Thusday, September 29, 2022 | 9am-1pm

City of El Paso FireFest Event
13501 Jason Crandall
Type – Walk-In
Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 2pm-8pm

El Paso Community College
Northwest Campus
6701 S Desert Blvd (Cafeteria)
Type – Walk-In
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 9am-12pm

El Paso Community College
Transmountain Campus
9570 Gateway N Blvd (Mall Area)
Type – Walk-In
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 9am-12pm

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger
9541 Plaza Circle
Type – Walk-In
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 9am-1pm

Dr. Howard Applegate Park
436 E, Vinton Rd, Vinton, TX 79821
Type – Walk-In
Saturday, October 8, 2022 | 9am-12pm

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger
9541 Plaza Circle
Type – Walk-In
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | 10am-4pm

 
 
 
 

Be POWERflu City Community Clinics

6 months of age and older
No insurance needed.

City Clinic - Stanton
220 S. Stanton
(corner of First and Stanton)
Type – Walk-In
Tuesday - Saturday | 8am-5pm

City Clinic – Alameda
9341 Alameda
Type – Walk-In
Tuesday - Saturday | 8am-5pm

City Clinic - Remcon
7380 Remcon
Type – Walk-In
Tuesday - Saturday | 8am-5pm

City Clinic - Railroad
9566 Railroad
Tuesday - Saturday | 8am-5pm

Contribute to Your Community's Health

Early detection and early response are key to preventing the spread of the flu. Take just a few seconds to report how you’ve been feeling. It’s free and anonymous.

Report Your Symptoms