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Sanford Health to host children COVID & flu vaccine clinic

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Sanford Health helps people prepare for flu season with vaccine clinics. Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 PM the Sanford Southpointe Clinic on 32nd Avenue South is inviting anyone age five and older to get a flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine. Patients are required to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. The nasal mist flu…

Sanford Health Encourages Annual Flu Shot

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Flu shot season is here and this year, Sanford Health says people are hesitating to get their shot. With some people already skeptical of COVID vaccines and the now readily available booster shot, there is concern that people will forgo their annual flu shot. Most of us are required to get vaccines each year to go…

Health officials urge flu shots as need to reduce hospitalizations continues

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — This flu season is expected to be worse than the unusually mild one we experienced last winter. Fewer people got the flu last winter because of COVID-19 prevention measures like wearing masks, social distancing, and traveling less. With many people back at work and school, this year will likely be different. “Get the COVID vaccine, get…

Sanford Health To Require Employees To Get COVID-19 Vaccination by Nov. 1

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health is requiring all 50,000 of its employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus by November 1. Officials say more than 90% of clinicians and 70% of nurses within the health organization are already fully vaccinated. Exemptions will be made for medical or religious reasons. Sanford Health employees are already required to have several other vaccines…

Sanford Health provides new options to get flu vaccine

Vaccination 'blitzes' provide safer and easier ways to stay protected

FARGO, N.D. – Flu season is upon us and Sanford Health is making it safer and easier than ever for you to receive your flu shot this year. The pull up vaccinations are happening at the Fargodome between 9 a.m. and Noon this Saturday. This will allow people to remain at a safe distance while receiving their annual flu vaccination,…

Essentia Health begins flu vaccinations

FARGO, N.D.–Community members can now begin receiving flu shots at Essentia Health. The flu shot is recommended for anyone six months and older, including those with compromised immune systems and chronic medical conditions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, anyone looking to receive a flu shot must make an appointment prior to arriving at a clinic. The Essentia Health 32nd Avenue…

Local healthcare providers prepare for flu season and COVID-19 pandemic to coincide

A Sanford Health infectious disease specialist says getting your flu shot is more important this year than ever

FARGO, N.D. — Medical workers are concerned over the flu season and the coronavirus pandemic merging this fall. Just like most healthcare providers across the country, Sanford Health in Fargo is in preparation mode. “We ramp up our testing supplies and we are rolling out a massive campaign for early influenza vaccination so we can have most people, as many…

Clay County Public Health holds walk-in flu clinic

The clinic was held from 9am-4pm at the Family Services Center in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Clay County public health gave individuals a chance to take care of their vaccination with a walk-in flu clinic at the Family Services Center in Moorhead. Staff is hoped the all-day clinic will give people a more convenient opportunity to get their shot without having to schedule an appointment. While many people tend to get their vaccinations…

Clay County Public Health to Host Flu Shot Clinic

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Clay County Public Health is hosting a public walk-in flu shot clinic on Wednesday, February 5. The clinic will be held in Suite 105 at the Family Services Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone interested should bring an insurance card. For more information, call 218-299-7777.   Categories: Health, Local News Tags: Clay County Public Health, clinic, Family…

Flu Season Off to Unusual Start

Season kicking off with Influenza B rather than typical A-strain

FARGO, N.D. — The CDC estimates that at least 1,300 people nationwide have died from the flu this year. While this number doesn’t surprise one North Dakota epidemiologist, the type of flu affecting people in our region does. “It is a little unusual, if you look back at prior seasons, the A-string is predominant early in the season, and then…