FamilyHealth Medical Clinic has established specific dates and times for seasonal flu clinics this fall.
In Lakeville, flu shots are available by appointment:
Monday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m.. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 30, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 7, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 17, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Call 952-469-0500 and ask for a nurse only appointment.
For dates and times at other FamilyHealth clinics, go to www.familyhealthclinics.org for information for the clinic nearest you.
A flu vaccination is the first and best way to protect against getting this year’s seasonal influenza, according to public health officials.
The Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health are recommending anyone six months or older be vaccinated. Those most at risk for becoming seriously ill from the flu include:
- people age 65 and older
- young children
- pregnant women
- people with certain health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.
Other preventive steps to protect you from the flu are:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.