Sanford Health: It’s Time To Get Your Flu Shot

Sheldon, Iowa — It’s that time of year again. Time to get your flu shot.

Dr. Amy Badberg, a physician at Sanford Sheldon, tells us the best way to protect yourself and your family from influenza.


She says when those who make the flu vaccine put it together, they have to do research to see which strains of flu will be the most prevalent this flu season, and sometimes, it’s not a perfect match. But it’s still a good idea to get your flu shot.


She tells us it’s easy to get your flu shot.


Sanford Sheldon Clinic will hold several drive-through flu vaccine clinics throughout October under the new clinic canopy. They tell us appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are available. The drive-through clinics are:

Monday, Oct. 9
3 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 11
3 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 14
8 a.m. – noon

Monday, Oct. 16
3 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 18
3 – 8 p.m.

Sanford Health tells us the CDC recommends annual flu vaccines for everyone 6 months and older, especially those at higher risk of complications including pregnant women, older adults and young children.

The clinic is located at 800 Oak Street in Sheldon.

For more information about the drive-through flu vaccine clinics or to schedule an appointment, you can call (712) 324-5356.

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