Vaccination is the best defense against getting the flu. Following is information about flu vaccinations for the public at Mayo Clinic.
Flu vaccinations 2014-2015
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.
Flu vaccine is available beginning Sept. 29. To check availability, call the Flu Vaccine Information Hotline at 904-953-0301. This line will be updated as the vaccine supply status changes.
- Primary care patients (Department of Family Medicine and Division of Community Internal Medicine) may receive 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, weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon or between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Influenza vaccinations for Mayo Clinic patients will begin Oct. 13. Patients can schedule appointments after Oct. 1 by calling their primary care providers. Appointments will be available Monday through Friday during clinic hours.
Saturday appointments will be available as scheduled visits from 8 a.m. to noon at Mayo Family Clinic Kasson and Mayo Family Clinic Northeast on:
- Oct. 18 and Oct. 25
- Nov. 8 and Nov. 22
- Dec. 6
The northeast clinic will also offer walk-in visits from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Walk-in flu vaccinations (unscheduled)
Starting Oct. 20, the northeast and northwest Mayo Family Clinic locations will offer walk-in flu vaccinations in the lobby areas Monday through Friday during clinic hours.
A walk-in flu clinic will be available for Mayo Clinic patients and visitors age 16 and older weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13-31 in the Mayo Building, East 17. Patients age 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For appointments after Nov. 1, call the Immunization Clinic at 507-284-3577.
Oct. 21, 2014
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