University Health and Bexar County provide free flu shots at four drive-thru events
The record-breaking heat may have you longing for winter, but before you prepare your pumpkin spice recipes, prepare your body with a flu shot.
“We have seen a rise in respiratory viruses during the summer. The best defense against getting sick is to wash your hands frequently and stay up-to-date on your vaccinations,” said Dr. Jason Bowling, University Health’s director of hospital epidemiology.
The normal flu season runs from October through April, Bowling said, so now is a good time to get protected.
The flu is a contagious respiratory virus. Adults over the age of 60, children and the immunocompromised are at higher risk for serious complications from the flu, but anyone can help protect their family from severe illness by getting vaccinated.
We are partnering with Bexar County Judge Peter Sakai and Bexar County commissioners to offer free flu shots in September, October and November. Adults and children age 6 months and older can get a flu shot without leaving their vehicle at drive-thru events being hosted at four locations around the city.
The immunizations are free but advance registration is required. Individuals should visit the University Health website to register each person receiving a flu shot at universityhealth.com/flu.
Drive-thru flu shots will be offered at the following community events:
Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. – noon
Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E. Houston Street
Hosted by Commissioner Tommy Calvert, Precinct 4
Saturday, Oct. 7, 8 a.m. – noon
Southwest ISD, 11914 Dragon Lane
Hosted by Commissioner Rebeca Clay-Flores, Precinct 1
Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m. – noon
Dub Farris Athletic Complex, 8400 North Loop 1604 W
Hosted by Commissioner Grant Moody, Precinct 3
Saturday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m. – noon
Gustafson Stadium, 7001 Culebra Road
Hosted by Commissioner Justin Rodriguez, Precinct 2
COVID-19 vaccines will not be available at these drive-thru events.
Now is the time to get protected. Register for a free flu shot today!