Published on September 28, 2021

Essentia Health expanding options for flu and COVID-19 vaccines

Essentia Health is making it easier for those who live in the Brainerd Lakes area to receive both their influenza and COVID-19 vaccines.

The Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic, located at 2024 S 6th St., will be offering the flu and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine on the first four Saturdays of October from 9 a.m. to noon. This is in addition to weekday availability from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling (218) 828-2880 or by using the MyChart patient portal.

The Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Baxter Clinic, located at 13060 Isle Dr, will be extending flu and COVID vaccination hours until 6 p.m. on Mondays in October. Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling (218) 828-2880 or by using MyChart.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has determined it safe to receive both a flu and COVID vaccination at the same time.

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