OCCHD offers flu vaccinations at our Northeast, South, and West locations. The cost is $25.00. Health Choice insurance accepted for flu vaccinations. Receipts will be provided for clients to submit claims to other insurance groups.

During flu season, flu vaccines are offered in many locations, not just here at the health department. This includes doctor's offices, pharmacies, clinics, and other places of business. For a complete list of flu vaccine near you, check out the HealthMap Vaccine Finder website.

Locations

Our flu clinic hours and locations will expand throughout flu season based on the availability of the flu vaccine. Please note that some clinic locations require an appointment.

Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus, 2700 NE 63rd, OKC
Monday through Thursday from 8am to 4pm and Friday from 8am to 12pm.
No appointment required

OCCHD South Regional Health and Wellness Campus, 2149 SW 59th, Suite 104, OKC
Monday through Thursday from 8am to 4pm and Friday from 8am to 12pm.

OCCHD West, 4330 NW 10th Street, OKC
Monday through Thursday from 8am to 4pm and Friday from 8am to 12pm.
No appointment required

Download our Registration Form

Save time before you get to our flu clinic and fill out paperwork before you get here. Please download our registration form in English or Spanish, fill it out, and bring it with you when receiving your flu vaccination.

Registration Form (English)
Registration Form (Spanish)


Flu Symptoms

Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • Fever+ or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

+It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

When to Seek Medical Attention

Most people with the flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. If you get sick with flu symptoms, in most cases, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care.

If, however, you have symptoms of flu and are very sick or worried about your illness, contact your health care provider (doctor, physician's assistant, etc.).

Certain people are at greater risk of serious flu-related complications (including young children, elderly persons, pregnant women and people with certain long-term medical conditions) and this is true both for seasonal flu and novel flu virus infections. (For a full list of people at higher risk of flu-related complications, see the CDC's People at High Risk of Developing Flu Related Complications). If you are in a high risk group and develop flu symptoms, it's best for you to contact your doctor. Remind them about your high risk status for flu.

Health care providers will determine whether influenza testing and possible treatment are needed. Your doctor may prescribe antiviral drugs that can treat the flu. These drugs work better for treatment the sooner they are started.

Who should get a flu shot?

The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get an annual seasonal flu vaccine. It takes about 2 weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against the flu virus. It's best to get vaccinated before the flu begins spreading in your community to protect yourself and your family.

We also recommend that people at a higher risk for serious complications from flu receive a flu vaccination as well. Those at a greater risk include pregnant women, anyone with asthma, diabetes, chronic heart and lung disease, or other chronic health conditions. Parents, caregivers of infants and toddlers, and anyone who lives with or cares for someone at high risk for complications should also get the vaccine.

Where can I get a flu shot?

Not only is getting a flu shot easy, it's the first and most important step you can take in protecting yourself and your loved ones from the flu.

We are gearing up for the 2016-2017 flu season. Please check back here often for updates as they become available.

For a complete list of flu vaccination clinics near you, please visit the Flu Vaccine Finder.

What should I bring with me?

When coming in for immunizations, be sure to bring a current copy of your shot records with you. This makes it easier for our staff to see which shots you need, and it also helps decrease your waiting time. If you do not have a current copy of your shot records and have received shots at OCCHD before, please contact our Immunization Department at 405-425-4460.

Also, if you are accompanying someone under 18, please make sure to have a letter of authorization or guardianship. This allows our staff to give shots to that individual.

How much will it cost?

We are preparing for the 2016-2017 flu season. Please check back here often for updates as they become available.


Flu Statistics

Please see the Oklahoma State Department of Health's Flu View section for the most up-to-date information regarding flu statistics.