Flu season is coming and it is worse than usual this year.
We’re here to answer your questions and empower you to make informed decisions on the health of you, your family, and your community.
Should My Family and I Get the Flu Vaccine This Year?
Absolutely. Despite the lower than average effectiveness of the vaccine, getting vaccinated will reduce you and your family’s risk of contracting influenza and at least reduce the symptoms if you do catch the flu. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine to anyone 6 months or older.
You are also protecting the health of others in your community by being vaccinated. Generally, the higher the percentage of a community is vaccinated, the greater the effectiveness of the vaccine in that particular area.
How Do I Receive a Flu Shot?
You can get a flu shot at our main clinic, or at any Walk-in HealthStation.
How Much Does a Flu Shot Cost?
Flu shots are available for $45, however, insurance plans often offer 100% coverage. Talk to your insurance provider for information specific to your plan.
What is the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu?
There are a few major differences between the flu and a common cold:
I Have Flu-like Symptoms. Should I Go to the Doctor?
Go to the doctor if you think you have the flu or flu-like symptoms, and any of these symptoms or conditions:
- Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with a fever and a worse cough
- Difficulty breathing
- Pain or pressure in your chest
- Sudden dizziness or confusion
- If you are pregnant or two weeks after delivery
- A weakened immune system due to illness, medication, chemotherapy or HIV/AIDS
- Any chronic respiratory disease
- Are 65 years or older
- Are younger than five years
What if I Don’t Have Time to Go to the Doctor?
We offer flexibility to work with your schedule – your health can’t wait. Here are some of the services we offer to streamline your care process.
You can receive treatment for the flu or flu-like symptoms wherever you are with
Talk to a Nurse 24/7:
Call our clinic nurse at 320-253-5220 Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or our CareLine at 888-880-9113 after clinic hours and weekends. They can help you decide if it’s time to see a doctor, as well as give helpful home remedy advice.
When care can’t wait, call our clinic (320-253-5220) for a same-day appointment or drop into our HealthStation which offers weekday and weekend walk-in care with no appointment needed.