Benevilla Offers Free Flu Shots to Community

October 05, 2020

Benevilla will be hosting a FREE “Drive-Thru” flu shot clinic Saturday, October 24th from 9:30AM until 12PM at their main campus located at 16752 N. Greasewood St, Surprise, AZ, 85378.  The event is free and open to the public.  Please call Sue Stumbough at (623) 584-4999 by October 16 to RSVP. 

“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get their flu shots this year,” said Joanne Thomson, President and CEO of Benevilla.  “Offering free flu vaccine at our convenient location is crucial for our aging communities and their families and is one important thing we can do to ease their minds during the COVID pandemic.”

With COVID-19 and the upcoming flu season overlapping, county health officials say it is more important than ever to get vaccinated against influenza this year.  Health officials are worried about a “double surge” in the coming months where hospitals are overwhelmed by having to care for both flu patients and COVID-19 patients.  Influenza and COVID are respiratory illnesses with similar symptoms, such as congestion, cough, and fever.

This free drive thru clinic is in partnership with Native Health and is open to all ages. RSVP is required by October 16th.