NEWS RELEASE-Immediate Release

September 13, 2021

TCRHCC to Begin Offering Flu Shots

Starting September 18, the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. (TCRHCC) will begin offering flu shots to everyone by walk-in or appointment at TCRHCC, and through the Medical Mobile to help protect communities from the flu (influenza).

TCRHCC encourages everyone ages 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine each year. Getting a flu shot is the most important step in protecting yourself against the flu, especially for people who are at greater risk for complications.

Certain age groups, such as children and adults 65 years of age and older, are commonly known to be at high risk for developing flu-related complications, but others should be aware as well.

"We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get their flu shots this year," said Dr. Diana Hu, Vaccination Coordinator and Pediatrician at TCRHCC. " If we can stop the FLU- as well as decreasing COVID19 -through vaccination and our other 3W’s - Wear your mask, Wash your hands, Wait 6 feet- our community will be safer and hospitals quieter.”

Dr. Hu added, “Getting the seasonal flu vaccination before this fall is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community from the flu.”

Making flu shots available at TCRHCC and through the Mobile Medical is part of the Hospital's larger effort to get more people vaccinated before flu season arrives.

Flu Clinic Sites

TCRHCC is offering several different locations where you can obtain your flu shot:

Location Date Time Offering to Required
Tuba City Regional Health Care – Outdoor Tent Saturday,
September 18, 2021
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM DST Anyone 6 months and older Blitz event. No appointment needed.
Sacred Peaks Health Center – Drive Thru Saturday,
September 18, 2021
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM MST Anyone 6 months and older Blitz event. No appointment needed.
East Parking Lot of Denny’s and Moencopi Legacy Inn Friday,
September 24 2021
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM DST 18 years and older only Blitz event. No appointment needed.
East Parking Lot of Denny’s and Moencopi Legacy Inn Saturday,
September 25, 2021
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM DST 18 years and older only Blitz event. No appointment needed.

 

Location Date Time Offering to Required
TCRHCC Outpatient Primary Care Center
2nd Floor
Starting September 20, 2021:  Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM DST
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM DST
18 years and older only For patients being seen for other appointments.
TCRHCC Outpatient Primary Care Center
3rd Floor
Starting September 20, 2021:  Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM DST
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM DST
Pediatrics 6 months to 17 years old, and accompanying family members Call 928-283-2679 to schedule.
Women’s Clinic
TCRHCC OPCC
3rd Floor
Starting September 20, 2021:  Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM DST
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM DST
Women’s Clinic/Prenatal Patients Call 1-866-976-5941 to schedule.

Flu Vaccination Recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months of age and older be vaccinated against the flu every year. This year’s flu vaccine has been updated to match viruses that are expected to circulate this flu season. Flu vaccines are important for everyone, especially for people who are at greater risk for complications and those who live with or care for these individuals. These groups are:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children younger than 5 years of age
  • Adults 65 years of age and older
  • People whose immune system is weakened and those with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or conditions affecting the nervous system
  • People who are overweight or obese
  • People who work or live-in nursing homes or long- term care facilities
  • Health care personnel and childcare workers

How to slow the spread of germs

There are many simple steps a person can take to help stop or slow the spread of the flu virus, including:

  • Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throwing the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Trying to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, the CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities (fevers should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine).
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

For more information about Flu Vaccination, call our TCRHCC Call Center at 1-866-976-5941.

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