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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…

Essentia Health Spooking Flu Away With Vaccine

Their goal is to make getting a flu shot a fun experience

FARGO, N.D- Essentia Health is spooking the flu before it gets a chance to make people sick. The event is encouraging people to get their flu shots while also trying to make it a less scary experience for those afraid to get the shot. The flu vaccine is recommended for people six months and older, including people with compromised immune…

Minnesota Health Experts Urge Flu Shots as Soon as Possible

The flu vaccine is recommended for almost everyone six months of age and older.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Health officials are urging Minnesotans to get flu shots as soon as possible. Jennifer Heath of the Minnesota Department of Health says the flu season could begin anytime. Only about half of the people eligible get the flu vaccine. If more people got immunized, she says, fewer people would get sick, even people who don’t get vaccinated. The…

Number of Flu Cases in Cass County Gradually Decreased over the Last Two Weeks

Only 142 cases were reported in Cass County last week, down from 244 two weeks prior

FARGO, N.D. — In what has been a tough flu season this winter, over one thousand people in Cass County have been hospitalized. But as spring approaches, the number of confirmed cases has gone down. This week, only 142 cases of the flu were reported in Cass County, down from the 244 confirmed two weeks ago. While this might indicate some…

North Dakota Flu Cases on the Rise Early this Year

As of the end of last week, there had been 124 cases statewide, with 10 hospitalizations

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota health officials are seeing a higher-than-normal amount of flu activity for this time of year. As of the end of last week, there had been 124 cases statewide, with 10 hospitalizations. Two-thirds of the cases were in Cass, Burleigh, Morton and Stark counties. Nearly half of the state’s counties have reported cases. The Health…

Minnesota Nurses Association Considering Action Against Essentia Health for Firing Nurses Over Flu Shots

Health care workers are not required by state law to get the flu vaccine, but hospital officials say it all comes down to patient safety. KMSP Fox 9's Maury Glover has more from Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. — The Minnesota Nurses Association says they are filing grievances after nurses with Essentia Health were fired after they did not get their flu shot by the hospital’s deadline. Health care workers are not required by state law to get the flu vaccine, but hospital officials say it all comes down to patient safety. “Minnesota Nurses Association is…

Flu Season Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

The 2016-17 North Dakota flu season can last into May

FARGO, N.D. — The calendar says Spring officially begins on Monday, but the flu season rages on in North Dakota. The state Department of Health says that the season can stretch into the month of May. Health officials say that although one strain of the bug may be fading away this season, other strains are still around. Even at this…

2016-2017 Flu Cases Hitting North Dakota Hard

Nearly 200 cases of influenza have been reported in Cass County alone

The 2016–2017 flu season is looking a bit worse than it did at this time last year. According to the CDC, every state is currently reporting influenza outbreaks. Young children, the elderly and people with chronic health problems are usually hit hardest by the flu. This year, influenza A viruses, which make victims sicker than other strains, is most common. In…