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Fight the flu

It is time to get your influenza vaccination

Posted: September 17, 2013 - 3:22pm

Cass County Public Health will host several community flu vaccination clinics in September and October.

“Now is the time to get a flu shot,” said Jeri Seegmiller, PHN. “Fight the Flu campaign seeks to remind people that vaccination is the best protection against influenza.”

Influenza vaccinations are recommended for all Minnesotans over age six months, but they are especially important for young children six months to five years old, seniors, people of any age with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women, and people living with or caring for those at high risk for complications from influenza. Vaccination of health care workers and household contacts of children under six months is also important to protect those around them.

The vaccination costs $25, which will be billed to eligible Medicare Part B, and contracted Health Insurances. Residents are reminded to bring their Medicare and health insurance cards along to the clinic. Flu vaccine for children on Medical Assistance or MN Care is fully covered. Please bring your child’s insurance card with you to the clinic. Flu vaccine will also be available for uninsured or underinsured children utilizing Minnesota Vaccines for Children (MNVFC) with $5 fee for administration.

For additional information about vaccination clinics near you, please call Jeri Seegmiller at 218-547-1340 ext. 223 or email at

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