09/12/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/12/2022 08:03
Sept. 12, 2022
Sanford Health Media Relations
(701) 200-6080 / [email protected]
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Sanford Health Jamestown, 300 Second Ave. NE., is now offering several options for the seasonal influenza (flu) vaccination. Patients may receive the flu vaccine during any regular Sanford visit, by scheduling an appointment, or at a vaccination event by appointment only on the following days:
• Sept. 28 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Sept. 29 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Patients must make an appointment by going to My Sanford Chart or by calling 701-251-6000. All ages are welcome during any of the clinic dates. The nasal mist flu vaccine will not be available at the vaccination events.
Patients six months of age and older will also have the option to also get the COVID-19 vaccination at the same time. The Pfizer COVID-19 is available for individuals six months of age and older. The second dose of the vaccine should be received 21 days after the first dose. Children six months to five-years-old will receive a third dose eight weeks after the second dose.
Learn more about the safety and effectiveness of the flu and COVID 19 vaccines at 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 vacation:
• 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 six months of age and adults over age 50.
• Adults and children who live with children less than six months of age.
• Adults and children who live with or care for persons with medical conditions that put them at higher risk for sever complications from influenza.
• 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 https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, is dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America's heartland. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves more than one million patients and 220,000 health plan members across 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system has 47 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and research scientists, more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations and world clinics in 8 countries around the globe. Learn more about Sanford Health's commitment to shaping the future of rural health care across the lifespan at sanfordhealth.org or Sanford Health News.