Flu information

Anyone can benefit from getting a flu shot, even healthy adults. Not only will you be less likely to get sick, but you’ll prevent others from catching the flu from you. This is very important if you live or work around others who are at high risk of serious complications from the flu – pregnant women, babies and young children, the elderly and people with chronic health problems. That’s why we support the recommendation of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Everyone six months of age and older needs a flu vaccine, every year. We offer three convenient ways to get vaccinated:

  • Flu vaccination-only appointment: Vaccine will be given by a member of our nursing staff beginning October 3, 2016.
  • Office visit: Vaccine will be given during a physical or appointment to address health concerns once vaccine shipments arrive.
  • Flu Vaccination Clinic: Our 2016 flu clinics have concluded. Please call for an appointment.

To schedule, please call us at 320-864-7816 or toll-free 1-800-869-3116.  Flu clinics and appointments for flu vaccinations will be held on the basis of vaccine availability. Flu vaccinations are covered at 100% under most insurance plans, including Medicare Part B. Children over 6 months and under 9 years of age who have never received a flu vaccination before will need to receive two doses administered at least four weeks apart. Please call early and let our schedulers know if your child will be receiving the vaccine for the first time.

Vaccine options*
We are pleased to offer the following vaccination options:

  • Regular flu injection: For anyone 36 months and older.
  • Regular pediatric flu injection: For children 6 months – 35 months.
  • High-dose flu injection: For people ages 65 and older. As people age, their immune defenses become weaker, putting them at greater risk of severe illness from the flu. The high-dose vaccine creates a stronger immune response and better protection against the flu.

*FluMist will not be offered this year. The Centers for Disease Control has recommended that it not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season due to being ineffective. We are following this recommendation.  Flu prevention
These healthy habits can help prevent the spread of germs that cause seasonal flu and colds:

  • Get vaccinated. This is the single best way to prevent seasonal flu.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them.
  • Stay home when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  • Wash your hands often. This will protect you and others from germs.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious foods.

Flu information
To learn more about flu prevention, symptoms and treatment, visit www.cdc.gov/flu.Updated 8/9/2016

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