Published on October 02, 2019

Protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu

Essentia Health offers a variety of flu shot opportunities

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 available at all Essentia locations. Ask your doctor for a flu shot or visit one of our walk-in clinics listed below.

Want to make getting a flu shot a little more fun? Visit our Spooktacular event on October 12.

Walk-In Clinics: No Appointment Needed

Essentia Health-North Fargo Clinic, 1100 19th Ave N, Fargo

Essentia Health-Osgood Clinic, 4622 40th Ave S, Fargo

Essentia Health-Downtown Moorhead Clinic, 720 Main Ave, Moorhead

Essentia Health-52nd Avenue Clinic, 4110 51st Ave S, Fargo

Essentia Health-West Acres Clinic, 3902 13th Ave S, Fargo

Essentia Health-West Fargo Clinic, 1401 13th Ave E, West Fargo

Spooktacular Flu Event – October 12

Essentia Health-South University Clinic located at 1702 S University Drive in Fargo is hosting the Spooktacular Flu Event on Saturday, October 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the whole family. Grab your little ghouls and goblins for a scary good time with trick or treating, games and prizes, craft and vendor show, flu shots and more!

  • Call 701-364-7952 to reserve your spot. Don’t forget to wear your costume!
  • If you miss this event, watch for another fun opportunity for your flu shot on November 16.

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 online at

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