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Healthy you should avoid the flu!

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone over the age of six months receive a seasonal flu vaccine each year as soon as it becomes available. It is especially important for you to receive vaccination if you have asthma, diabetes, chronic lung disease, are pregnant, age 65 and older, or if you live with or care for others who are at high risk of developing serious complications if exposed to the flu.

New this year, Fillmore County Public Health will be offering both seasonal influenza injections and nasal mist to the public at clinics held the following dates, times, and locations.

•Monday, September 24 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the Community Center – Library Activity Room, 225 3rd Avenue SW, Harmony, MN.

•Thursday, September 27 from 3:30 to 6:30 PM at the Lanesboro Elementary School located at 100 Kirkwood East, Lanesboro, MN.

•Tuesday, October 2 from 11:00 to 1:00 PM at the Thurber Building, 21 Second Street SE, Chatfield, MN.

•Thursday, October 11 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the Community Center, 226 Gold Street North, Wykoff, MN

The cost of the flu vaccination is $25.00 each. Adults with Medicare Part B and/or Medicare Advantage Plans and both adults and children with a Minnesota Health Care Plan can receive the flu vaccination free of charge if all health insurance cards are presented at the clinic.

To make your experience quicker, wear a short sleeve shirt and bring the age-appropriate completed vaccination form with you to a clinic. If you would like to complete your influenza vaccine paper work in advance go to and print the appropriate child or adult form. Bring the form along with all health insurance cards or other payment to the clinic with you. For more information about flu vaccinations, call Fillmore County Public Health at 507-765-3898 or visit

Both injectable and nasal mist (nasal is only available to ages 2 - 49 years) forms of vaccination will be available. The cost of the flu vaccination is $25.00 or free if a Medicare Part B, Medicare Advantage Plan, or Minnesota Health Care Plan insurance card is provided.

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