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Published on November 08, 2019
Protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu.
Influenza season is upon us and now is the time to protect yourself, your family and the community by getting vaccinated. The flu vaccine is recommended for people six months and older, including people with compromised immune systems and chronic medical conditions.
“Getting a flu shot is one of the best ways to keep your family healthy and improve population health,” says Essentia Health Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Rajesh Prabhu. “The flu shot protects the most vulnerable in our community – elderly, young children and those with significant health conditions.”
The flu vaccine is currently available at all Essentia locations. Ask your doctor for a flu shot or visit one of our walk-in clinics listed below.
Walk-In Clinics: No Appointment Needed
Fa La La Flu Event – November 16Essentia Health-South University Clinic located at 1702 S University Drive in Fargo is hosting a holiday themed flu event on Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the whole family. Grab your little elves and holiday selves for a good time with games and prizes, treats, a Santa selfie station, and flu shots.
Call 701-364-7952 to reserve your spot. This event is open to everyone six months and older and you do not have to be an Essentia Health patient to attend.
If you prefer, you can also make an appointment at any Essentia Health clinic by calling 701-364-8900 to receive your flu vaccination.
The flu vaccine is made from influenza strains identified to be the most likely to hit the Northern hemisphere, based on what medical experts have seen occur in the southern half of the world.
Flu vaccinations are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance.
For general information about the upcoming influenza season, you can also check out the CDC’s resources.
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