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Woman sneezes into tissue

Flu season likely this year with lingering pandemic

Vaccines are safe and effective to prevent against flu, COVID viruses
Courtney Collen 3 min read
A Sanford Health nurse gives COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccinations to a woman in her car. An adolescent boy is in the passenger seat. All are wearing face masks.

Sanford Health offers flu and COVID-19 vaccinations

Immunization blitzes include drive-thru and clinic appointments across health system
Nathan Aamodt 4 min read
Flu shots are important in pregnancy. A closeup of a doctor putting a stethoscope on a pregnant patient's belly.

Baby benefits when pregnant mom gets the flu shot

Why doctors recommend flu shots during pregnancy
Heather Spies, MD 5 min read
Close up of a pediatrician having a check up on his patient

The pandemic isn’t over as new school year approaches

New school year comes with new variants of coronavirus, unseasonal RSV
Courtney Collen 7 min read
Sanford Chief Physician Dr. Jeremy Cauwels sits alongside Courtney Collen for a Sanford Health News Facebook Live QA

Sanford chief physician: COVID-19 isn’t safe, vaccine is

Vaccination continues for health care workers and high-risk individuals first
Courtney Collen 14 min read
Dr. Susan Hoover and Dr. Allison Suttle join Sanford Health News for a Facebook Live

Vaccine ‘promising’ as virus spreads across Upper Midwest

If we're all responsible, COVID-19 numbers will go down, says Dr. Suttle
Courtney Collen 10 min read
Illustration of Swiss cheese with holes, each slice labeled with a different COVID-19 precaution: getting vaccinated, wearing a face mask, washing hands, social distancing, staying home if you're sick.

The more layers you have, the safer you’ll be from viruses

Protect yourself Swiss cheese style, says Sanford CMO Allison Suttle, MD
Courtney Collen 3 min read
Light and dark blue infographic showing medical icons next to text: "COVID-19 HIGH RISK SAFETY PRECAUTION CHECKLIST: Get a flu shot. Wear a mask. Practice social distancing. Wash your hands often. Limit outings. Get creative socially."

At risk for severe COVID-19? Rely on your support system now

Limit your exposure by staying home more, avoiding crowds over holidays
Courtney Collen 6 min read
Tom Syverson (left) sits down with Sanford Health News' Simon Floss (right) to discuss voting, visitations, and vaccine updates at The Good Samaritan Society

Voting, COVID-19 & flu: Advice for seniors

Good Samaritan Society helps residents to safely exercise their rights
Simon Floss 6 min read
Dr. Gautam Sachdeva with PPE on.

Strokes and COVID-19: What you need to know about symptoms

Doctors are discovering coronavirus can affect all organs, including your brain
Mick Garry 7 min read