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09/16/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2021 09:18

Sanford Oakes offers flu and COVID-19 vaccinations

Sanford Oakes offers flu and COVID-19 vaccinations

Contact:

Nathan Aamodt

Sanford Health Media Relations

(701) 200-6080 / [email protected]

FARGO, N.D., Sept. 16, 2021 - 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.

Sanford Health Oakes, 420 Seventh St. S., is offering flu and COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only to adults and children at vaccination events on the following days:

  • Sept. 23 - 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 13 - 5 to 7 p.m.

Patients must make an appointment by going to My Sanford Chart or by calling 701-742-3267. All ages are welcome during any of the clinic dates. 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 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 facemasks 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 six 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 six 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.

Additional information:

  • If applicable, patients need to bring their insurance card to the flu vaccine clinic events.
  • 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/.

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 sanfordhealth.org or Sanford Health News.