Flu Shot Clinics

Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Austin Public Health offers immunization services for adults and children who are not enrolled in health insurance plans through its Shots for Tots and Big Shots programs. The shots are available through appointment only at clinics in North Austin and South Austin. Patients are instructed to call 512-972-5520 from Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Far South Austin: 405 W. Stassney Lane, Austin

North Austin St. John: 7500 Blessing Ave., Austin

Fees: $10 per dose of vaccine for children. Free for children with Medicaid. $25 per dose of vaccine for adults. APH notes no one is refused services if they are unable to pay.

Contact: 512-972-5520

 www.austintexas.gov/department/immunizations [click.icptrack.com]

Local health care group Austin Regional Clinic is providing curbside flu shots at seven clinic locations. Those locations are ARC NOW Clinic in Cedar Park; ARC Far West; ARC South First; ARC Southwest; ARC Round Rock; ARC Kyle Plum Creek; and ARC Center Street. Every location is now available for curbside shots except for ARC Kyle Plum Creek, which will offer the service beginning Oct. 7. Other clinic locations are offering in-clinic vaccinations. Appointments are required for all shots and can be made at www.arcflushot.com [click.icptrack.com].

Austin Regional Clinic: multiple locations

Fees: Most insurances, including Medicare, cover the cost of flu vaccinations. Costs for self-pay and uninsured range from $72-$123 depending on what type of vaccine is given, according to ARC. A 25% discount for payment at time of service is given.

Contact: 512-272-4636. www.arcflushot.com [click.icptrack.com]

FastMed Urgent Care is providing flu vaccinations at its three Austin locations as well as its clinics in Georgetown, Lakeway and Kyle. Vaccinations are offered seven days a week.

FastMed Urgent Care: multiple locations

Fees: Most insurances cover the cost of flu vaccinations. Self-pay for $35. Flu shots available at FastMed clinics are not covered under Medicaid.

Contact: www.fastmed.com [click.icptrack.com]

Nonprofit health care center People’s Community Clinic launched drive-thru appointments for flu shots in September. Families and individuals interested in scheduling an appointment for drive-thru and in-clinic shots are asked to call 512-478-4939.

People’s Community Clinic: 1101 Camino La Costa, Austin

Fees: Many low-income patients will qualify for a free vaccine, according to People’s Community Clinic. Flu shot prices also vary on a sliding scale.

Contact: 512-478-4939. www.austinpcc.org [click.icptrack.com]