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Sick boy with thermometer laying in bed and mother hand taking temperature. Mother checking temperature of her sick son who has thermometer in his mouth. Sick child with fever and illness while resting in bed.

Preparation through vaccination key to staying flu-free

Flu season starts in October and runs through May
SHN Staff 5 min read
Happy child in face mask rolls up his sleeve for a nurse to sanitize his upper arm for flu vaccination.

Vaccination myths and when kids need each shot

A pediatrician answers common questions about vaccine safety, side effects and schedules
Ellen Koester 9 min read
kid with pediatrician

Well child visits important for children of all ages

“Not only is a well child exam more comprehensive, it’s often paid for by insurance"
SHN Staff 12 min read
A Good Samaritan Society nurse leans over to vaccinate a senior resident, seated with their back to the camera.

‘Jean Team’ a part of award-winning home health crew

“Almost anything that can be done in the hospital, we can do in the home"
Matt Holsen 5 min read
A Sanford Health COVID unit nurse in full PPE carries flowers and a heart-shaped balloon that says "Get Well Grandpa."

Booster dose builds immunity as omicron variant spreads

Mounting data proves COVID vaccine still safer, more effective than natural infection
Courtney Collen 9 min read
Happy girl with artificial nails and witch hat followed by protective mask.

5 tips to keep kids safe and healthy this Halloween

Go trick-or-treating without getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu
SHN Staff 6 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