Sanford Health offers flu and COVID-19 vaccinations

Immunization blitzes include drive-thru and clinic appointments across health system

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 is offering several options to get the seasonal influenza (flu) vaccination. Patients will have the option to also get the COVID-19 vaccination at the same time.

Get your flu vaccination:

Drive-thru vaccination events will be offered to adults and children at the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 2. Sanford will also host an indoor vaccination event at the Fargodome on Thursday, Sept. 30. Patients must make an appointment by going to My Sanford Chart or by calling 1-877-701-0779.

The nasal mist flu vaccine will not be available at the blitzes.

Flu vaccinations are now available at all Sanford primary care clinics by appointment only. In addition, all Sanford specialty care clinics are also offering vaccinations this year. Patients will be offered the flu vaccine during any regular Sanford visit. Patients must make an appointment by going to My Sanford Chart or by calling 1-877-701-0779.

The nasal mist flu vaccine will not be available at the vaccination events.

COVID-19 vaccines will also be available the same time as the flu vaccinations. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is available for individuals 12 years of age and older. The second dose of the vaccine should be received 21 days after the first dose.

Patients will be asked to wear face masks and follow social distancing guidelines. If you don’t have a face mask, Sanford will provide one for you.

For more information on how to get a flu shot, visit sanfordhealth.org/flu.

Who should receive a flu shot?

Everyone ages 6 months and older should get a flu vaccination annually to reduce the risk of becoming ill with influenza or transmitting it to others. Certain groups are at higher risk and are strongly recommended to receive the vaccination:

  • All children ages 6 months and older, unless advised otherwise by your physician.
  • Pregnant women and anyone who becomes pregnant during the flu season.
  • People 50 years and older.
  • Adults and children with certain chronic conditions.

To prevent transmission to high-risk populations, vaccination is also recommended for:

  • Health care workers.
  • Caregivers of children less than 6 months of age and adults over age 50.
  • Adults and children who live with children less than 6 months of age.
  • Adults and children who live with or care for persons with medical conditions that put them at higher risk for severe complications from influenza.

How to prepare for your flu shot

  • If applicable, patients need to bring their insurance card to the flu vaccine clinic events. Please complete and bring these forms to your vaccination appointment.
  • If you have a doctor’s appointment scheduled, ask to get a flu vaccine during your appointment.
  • Flu viruses spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose. Hand washing is a key to reducing your risk.
  • For more information about flu or flu vaccination, visit the CDC’s website at cdc.gov/features/flu.

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