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Sanford Thief River Falls offers flu vaccine clinics

 

September 21, 2020



FARGO, N.D. – Sanford Health is making it easier than ever to get a flu shot in a year when it’s more important than ever.

Sanford Health Thief River Falls, 3001 Sanford Pkwy., is offering seasonal influenza (flu) vaccinations by appointment only to adults and children at flu vaccine clinics from 4 to 7 p.m. on the following dates:

• Sept. 22

• Sept. 29

• Oct. 6

• Oct. 13

All ages are welcome during any of the clinic dates. The nasal mist flu vaccine will not be available at the blitzes.

Flu vaccine clinics are also scheduled at other Sanford locations. To view all dates and times, visit sanfordhealth.org/Flu.

Who should receive a flu shot?

• Everyone ages six months and older, unless advised otherwise by your physician.

• Pregnant women and anyone who becomes pregnant during the flu season.

• People 50 years and older.

• Adults and children with certain chronic conditions.

To prevent transmission to high-risk populations, vaccination is also recommended for:

• Health care workers

• Caregivers of children less than six months of age and adults over age 50.

• Adults and children who live with children less than six months of age.

• Adults and children who live with or care for persons with medical conditions that put them at higher risk for severe complications from influenza.

Additional information:

• If applicable, patients need to bring their insurance card to the flu vaccine clinic events.

• If you have a doctor’s appointment scheduled, ask to get a flu vaccine during your appointment.

• Flu viruses spread mainly from person-to-person though coughing or sneezing. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose. Hand washing is a key to reducing your risk.

• For more information about flu or flu vaccination, visit the CDC’s website at http://www.cdc.gov/Features/FLU/.

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 46 hospitals, 1,400 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and 10 countries. Learn more about Sanford Health’s transformative work to improve the human condition at sanfordhealth.org or Sanford Health News.

 

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