The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with all Winona Health providers, recommend that infants over six months, children and adults, including women who are pregnant, get a flu vaccine. Getting vaccinated not only helps protect you from the flu, it helps protect those you come in contact with.
“We recommend that adults get their flu vaccine during October to ensure maximum immunity throughout flu season. Getting the vaccine too early may lead to decreased immunity before flu season ends.” said Sarah Lallaman, DO, chief of Primary Care Services at Winona Health. “We may give pediatric patients the vaccine earlier if appropriate and desired.”
Winona Health’s 2017 community flu shot walk-in dates are as follows:
- Wednesday, October 11 through Friday, October 13: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monday, October 16 through Friday, October 20: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Check-in for your flu shot will be on the second floor of the Winona Clinic at 855 Mankato Avenue in Winona. Please note that some waiting may be required and shots are given on a first-come, first-served basis. Please dress in clothing that will let you quickly expose your upper arm.
Insurance will be filed, or individuals may pay at check in: $36 or $70 for the high-dose vaccine (recommended option for those age 65 and older). Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please note that due to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FluMist will not be available at Winona Health this season.
Children age 8 and under who did not receive a flu vaccine during last year’s flu season may need a second vaccine 30 days after receiving the first vaccine dose. If you have questions regarding dosage, please contact your healthcare provider.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment with a Primary Care provider at Winona Health, call 507.454.3650.