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Sanford Health in Walker to host flu vaccine event

BEMIDJI, Minn - Sanford Health Walker Clinic will be hosting a flu vaccine event Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Patients must make an appointment by calling (218) 547-7700.

The fall is the perfect time to get your flu shot. The vaccine offers protection throughout the entire flu season, and is the best way to protect yourself and your community from the flu.

Who should receive a flu shot?

Everyone ages six months and older should get a flu vaccination annually to reduce the risk of becoming ill with influenza or transmitting it to others. Certain groups are at higher risk and are strongly recommended to receive the vaccine:

• All children 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 65.

• 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 sever complications from influenza.

For more information about the influenza vaccine at Sanford Health, visit SanfordHealth.org keywords: flu shot.

 

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