Seasonal Flu Immunizations
The 2019-2020 flu vaccine will be available beginning September 30 (while supplies last)!
Getting vaccinated against the flu is the single best way to prevent the flu. The flu vaccine can keep you from getting the flu, make the illness less severe if you do get it, and keep you from spreading the virus to family and other people.
It is recommended that all individuals over the age of six months be vaccinated against the flu this year. Persons at high risk of serious complications from flu are especially advised to get the flu vaccine, including older people, pregnant women and those with asthma, diabetes, or other chronic conditions. Parents and family members of babies less than 6 months of age and people who live with or care for anyone at high risk for complications from the flu, including health care workers, should also get the vaccine.
Vaccine Information for 2019-2020
The Tulsa Health Department has quadrivalent vaccine available while supplies last for adults and children over six months of age. The Tulsa Health Department will have limited supplies of the nasal mist vaccine and the high dose vaccine for individuals age 65 and older.
The 2019-2020 seasonal flu vaccination requires only one shot for most individuals. Children under age nine who have not received two flu immunizations before July 1, 2019 will need a second dose at least 4 weeks after receiving the first dose.
The most important thing is to get a flu vaccine every year. Talk to your doctor or nurse about the best options for you and your loved ones.
Children through age 18 years are eligible to receive vaccines at no charge through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program if any of the following apply: they are uninsured Medicaid eligible, Native American Indian, Native Alaskan, or their insurance policy does not cover vaccines.
THD currently accepts Cigna, Community Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Choice, Medicare and SoonerCare Medicaid for immunizations. Coverage can vary among different insurance plans. Please bring your insurance card and photo ID with you. It is always advisable to check with your insurance provider for coverage specifics before receiving immunizations, as you may be responsible for charges that are not covered by your insurance policy.
Regular injectable flu vaccine and flu mist will cost $25. High dose flu vaccine will cost $63. The cost for regular flu vaccine may be waived for uninsured adults who qualify.
The flu vaccines will be offered while supplies last to anyone over the age of six months on a walk-in basis Mondays through Thursdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. at the following Tulsa Health Department locations:
- James O. Goodwin Health Center | 5051 S. 129 E. Ave., Tulsa, OK
- Extended Flu Shot Clinic Hours: Thursday, Jan 31 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
- Central Regional Health Center | 315 S. Utica, Tulsa, OK
- North Regional Health and Wellness Center | 5635 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tulsa OK
The flu vaccine will also be offered at the following locations:
- Collinsville Community Health Center | 1201 W. Center, Collinsville, OK
Call (918) 371-4122 for clinic dates and times
- Sand Springs Health Center | 306 E. Broadway, Sand Springs, OK
Call (918) 245-5311 for clinic dates and times
You can save time by downloading and completing a flu vaccination form and bringing it with you when you visit the clinic:
Weekly Flu Update
During flu season, the Oklahoma State Department of Health provides weekly updates about their flu surveillance system on the OK FluView. The updates are posted each Thursday by 10 a.m. THD is also offering a Tulsa County specific report based on OSDH's weekly report found here: http://bit.ly/THDfludata