Vaccination is the best defense against getting the flu. Following is information about flu vaccinations for the public at Mayo Clinic.
Flu vaccinations 2013-2014
Seasonal flu shots are available by appointment for registered Mayo Clinic patients. Pediatric patients should be scheduled with their primary care doctor. Adult patients can schedule a flu shot either through their primary care doctor or through a special flu clinic.
Adult flu clinic locations, from mid-October to mid-November:
- Acute Illness in the Mayo Clinic Building in Scottsdale
- Mayo Clinic-Thunderbird
- Mayo Clinic-Arrowhead
Patients are encouraged to schedule their flu shot ahead of time. Walk-in appointments are not available, nor are flu shots for anyone who is not a registered patient. The flu vaccination cannot be given at the same time as other vaccinations.
For a listing of other facilities in Scottsdale/Phoenix offering flu shots, contact Community Information and Referral or call 602-263-8856.
Delivery of this year's shipment of flu vaccine was scheduled for Sept. 18, 2013. To check availability of the vaccine prior to your clinic visit, call the Flu Vaccine Information Hotline at 904-953-0301. This line will be updated when the vaccine supply status changes.
Flu vaccine is available in the following ways:
- Primary care patients (Family Medicine and Community Internal Medicine) will be offered the seasonal flu vaccine at their regularly scheduled visits.
- Registered Mayo Clinic patients may receive the seasonal vaccine until the supply is depleted. Check in at the Allergy Clinic, Davis Building, Fourth Floor, between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to see if you can be accommodated.
Influenza vaccinations for Mayo Clinic patients will begin Oct. 14. Patients can begin to schedule appointments after Oct. 1 by calling their primary care provider.
Rochester location weekday appointments will be available:
- Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kasson Clinic weekday appointments will be available:
- Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday appointments will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mayo Family Clinic Northeast on:
- Oct. 12 and 19
- Nov. 2 and 23
- Dec. 7
- Jan. 11
In addition, there will be a walk-in clinic for Mayo Clinic patients (who have a Mayo Clinic patient number) age 16 and older. Patients ages 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Hours are:
Oct. 14 to Nov. 1
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mayo Building, East 17th Floor
Please refer to the international appointment section to request appointments via phone.
Feb. 21, 2013
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