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Flu vaccinations offered at all Minnesota Lunds & Byerly’s stores

 

Flu season is returning to the Northern Hemisphere. It won’t be long before the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) start issuing weekly influenza bulletins.

Don’t get caught off guard this flu season. A flu vaccination is the best defense against the respiratory virus, and now is the time to get vaccinated.

Health Fair 11 and the Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency (MVNA) are once again joining forces to offer Flu Fighter Clinics across the Twin Cities region.

 

Flu Fighter Clinics 

dates and hours

WHERE: All 22 Lunds and Byerly’s grocery stores

WHEN: Sept. 19-21 and Sept. 26-28, 2013

HOURS: Thursdays-Fridays 3-7 pm, Saturdays 10 am -— 2 pm

WHO: Flu Fighter Clinics are open to anyone age three and older. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

COST: Most health insurance plans will cover the cost of a seasonal flu vaccination. MVNA bills 17 major health insurance plans on the flu shot recipient’s behalf. Proof-of- insurance or Medicare coverage is required.

People preferring to pay cash or check will be charged $29 for a flu shot. FluMist® nasal vaccine will be available for $32. FluZone® High Dose flu vaccine for seniors will be available on a limited basis for $50.

Flu Fighter Clinics are uniquely ready to handle children. MVNA nurses can administer vaccinations for ages three years and older. According to Minnesota regulation, children under 10 years of age cannot be vaccinated by pharmacists and many retail pharmacy outlets limit the age to 19 years and older.

 

Information provided by Health Fair 11.

 

 

 

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