Sanford Health Bismarck to host vaccine event Dec. 21

Erin Horn
Senior Media Relations Specialist

BISMARCK, N.D., December 14, 2021 – Sanford Health will hold a flu and COVID vaccine clinic Tuesday, Dec. 21, from 3-5 p.m. at the Native American Development Center, 2403 E. Thayer Ave.

Children ages 6 months to 18 years old will be able to receive their flu vaccinations and the COVID-19 vaccine will also be available for children 5 years and older. Masks are required for patients and visitors.

The Pfizer vaccine has been approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Food and Drug Administration to be administered to patients 5 years old and older.  Second doses and boosters will be available.

The flu shot is available for healthy adults and children, including pregnant women. The nasal mist flu vaccine will not be available at the vaccination events.

Appointments are recommended but not required for this event. To schedule an appointment, call 877-701-0779 or visit Individuals do not have to be Sanford Health patients to receive vaccinations.

Face masks are required and patients who receive a COVID-19 vaccine will be observed onsite for 15 minutes after receiving a vaccine. All Sanford employees will be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) while interacting with patients and administering flu vaccines. The most common side effects are injection site pain, soreness and swelling.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more about influenza or the flu vaccine.

The Sanford Bismarck region provides health care to central and western North Dakota, eastern Montana and northern South Dakota. It includes 21 clinics in Bismarck, Mandan, Minot, Dickinson and Watford City, as well as a Level II trauma center located in Bismarck.

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 46 hospitals, 1,500 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and 10 countries. Learn more about Sanford Health’s transformative work to improve the human condition at or Sanford Health News.