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A Good Samaritan Society nurse speaks with a senior resident about flu shots.

Seasonal influenza and seniors: Concerns during the pandemic

Flu season will not wait for the pandemic to end
Mick Garry 5 min read
Scientist wearing pink-colored protective gloves, transfers influenza sample vials from their cold shipping box, into a black plastic vial tray, while inside a negatively-pressurized flow hood.

Flu shots even more important during COVID-19 pandemic

With two respiratory illnesses going around, Sanford stocks extra flu vaccines
Mick Garry 5 min read
A boy just had his vaccination, and is showing me the position on the arm.

Vaccines for Children program offers free immunizations

Lost your job or coverage? Your kids can still get their shots on schedule
Mick Garry 4 min read
Smiling woman with band-aid on her arm after flu shot in exam room.

Good Samaritan Society honored for vaccination effort

Society earns national award for employee immunization against seasonal flu
Mick Garry 4 min read
A doctor wears a mask during a wellness exam with a female patient

Your health matters: Don’t delay your care or screenings

Safe clinic setting and extended hours can help you maintain your health
Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read
Courtney Collen sits in front of a computer monitor showing herself on the left and Dr. Stephanie Hanson on the right talking via Skype about kids and COVID-19

COVID-19 Q&A: Pediatrician urges well visits, physicals

Families need to keep up with immunizations to avoid outbreaks of other diseases
Courtney Collen 4 min read
Footprint decals on the floor of a clinic indicate where people should stand at a distance from others when taking care of health care needs

Don’t neglect your health needs. It’s safe to seek care

Stay on track with chronic conditions, screenings and immunizations
Mick Garry 12 min read
Plastic jugs of POET brand hand sanitizer make their way along a bottling plant line.

COVID-19 fact vs myth: Beware of unfounded claims & remedies

Save the cleaning supplies for hard surfaces, and other advice based on science
Ashley Schwab 3 min read
Flu shot advocate Angie Wehrkamp sits at a coffee shop table with windows in the background and two family photos setting on the table.

Losing daughter turns mom into flu shot crusader

2-year-old Gianna's memory lives on in the many ways her family shares her story
Jane Thaden Lawson 18 min read
Whooping cough vaccination graphic

Whooping cough: You may need booster as vaccine fades

Physicians warn adults to protect themselves and young children
SHN Staff 6 min read