Flu Shots Available At Mass Clinic On Wednesday Or By Appointment Through Sanford

Date posted - October 1, 2013

immunize syringe shot drugSheldon, Iowa — It’s autumn — that means flu season is on the way. The Iowa Department of Public Health urges everyone age 6 months and older, to receive a flu vaccine.

Sanford Sheldon Clinic is having a Mass Flu Clinic (this will be a walk-in clinic) Price $32 on Wednesday, October 2 • 5:30 p.m. – 7 :30 p.m.

You can also get your flu shot at the Sanford Clinic:
Mondays, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (by appointment only) October 14, 21, 28, November 4
Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (by appointment only) October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6
Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon (by appointment only) October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8

Sanford Sanborn Clinic
Monday, October 7, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (by appointment only)
Friday, October 18, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (by appointment only)
Monday, October 21, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (by appointment only)
Friday, November 1, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (by appointment only)

Sanford Hartley Clinic
Wednesday, October 2, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (by appointment only)
Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (by appointment only)

All those who have Medicaid insurance will need to make an appointment with a provider. Please call (712) 324-5356 to schedule. For patients with Medicare, and private health insurances, bring your identification card.

For questions regarding your flu shot, please contact Sanford Sheldon at (712) 324-5356.

And just a reminder — we’re talking about the real flu — severe body aches and fever, along with stuffy or runny nose, headache, sore throat, and that sort of thing. The stomach “flu” isn’t really flu at all, and is actually normally caused by something called norovirus. The flu shot does not prevent what people call “stomach flu”, but it does protect against most active forms of the influenza virus.

In other parts of northwest Iowa, you can call your local hospital, community health clinic or public health department, as almost all of them are providing flu shots. Even many pharmacies are making the vaccinations available.

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