Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. The “seasonal flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May.
During this time, flu viruses are circulating in the population. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community.
Influenza vaccinations are safe, effective and available throughout Olmsted County, including Public Health.
Flu shots are available through our walk-in immunization clinic:
Monday – Friday afternoons, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Flu shots are covered by Medicare and Medical Assistance. Please call 507 328-7500 if you have specific questions.
Get your vaccination today!