Crow Wing County Health Department will offer flu clinics to people who are at the highest risk for serious influenza-related complications. in November that are open to anyone.
Those at highest risk include people 65 or older; people (6 months to 64 years) with health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, asthma, cancer and HIV/AIDS; healthy children ages 6-23 months; nursing home residents and those who live in other chronic-care facilities that house people of any age who have chronic medical conditions; household contacts of those listed above, including household contacts of healthy children ages 0-23 months; health-care workers; and pregnant women who will be in their second or third trimester during flu season.
The health department will sponsor the following flu clinics at the health department at 219 Laurel St. in Brainerd: 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday by appointment only and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, a walk-in clinic.
The following November clinics will be offered: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 4, Emily City Hall; noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Crosslake Evangelical Free Church; 2:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 5, Mission Town Hall; 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 54, Garrison Community Center; 1:30 to 3 p.m. Nov. 5, St. Mathias Catholic Church, St. Mathias Township; 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 6, St. Alice Catholic Church, Pequot Lakes; 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 6, Hallett Library, Crosby; 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 7, Deerwood American Legion; 9:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 8, St. Christopher's Catholic Church basement, Nisswa; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15, a walk-in clinic at Crow Wing County Health Department in Brainerd.
Cost of the flu shot is $12. The only insurance the Crow Wing County Health Department will bill are Medicare Part B, Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare (Blue Plus, UCare, Medica) if participants bring their cards. Those with managed care Medicare (HMO) must pay for the shot or see their doctor.
For more information or to make an appointment, call the health department at 824-1080.
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