Mesa Fire & Medical offers free flu, immunization shots

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Every second Wednesday, they give out free flu shots and immunization shots for kids. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Every second Wednesday, they give out free flu shots and immunization shots for kids. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The flu shots are for anyone who would like one. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The flu shots are for anyone who would like one. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The child immunization shots are given through the Vaccines For Children (VFC) program. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The child immunization shots are given through the Vaccines For Children (VFC) program. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Mesa Fire and Medical Department is doing its part to keep Arizonans healthy.

Every second Wednesday, they give out free flu shots and immunization shots for kids.

[RELATED: Flu numbers rise; health officials caution parents as kids head back to school]

Crews hold the clinic at the Superstition Springs Mall on the second floor next to Book Vault from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The flu shots are for anyone who would like one.

[RELATED: Officials: Flu cases are up 758 percent from last year]

"Flu numbers have been exceptionally high this year, especially here in Arizona," said Tommy Sanfilippo, Mesa Fire & Medical immunizations coordinator.

The child immunization shots are given through the Vaccines For Children (VFC) program, which gives vaccines to kids who don't have health insurance, are on AHCCCS, their insurance doesn't cover immunization shots or are Native Americans.

Again, it's every second Wednesday, except for December.

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