Cass County Public Health will host a community flu vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Cass County Health, Human & Veterans Service Office at 400 Michigan Ave., Walker.
“There is still time to get a flu shot,” said Jeri Seegmiller, public health nurse. “Getting a vaccination now means you will obtain immunity by the holidays.”
Influenza vaccinations are recommended for all Minnesotans over age 6 months, but they are especially important for young children 6 months to 5 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 healthcare workers and household contacts of children under 6 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. Bring your child’s insurance card to the clinic.
Flu vaccine will also be available for uninsured or underinsured children utilizing Minnesota Vaccines for Children (MNVFC) with a $5 fee for administration.
For more information about vaccination clinics, contact Jeri Seegmiller at 218-547-1340, ext. 223, or firstname.lastname@example.org.