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Essentia Health Flu Booths help you protect yourself, your family and the community against influenza

By Maureen Talarico
Influenza season is upon us and now is the time to protect yourself, your family and the community by getting vaccinated. The flu vaccine is approved for people six months and older, including people with compromised immune systems and chronic medical conditions.

“Getting a flu shot is one of the best ways to keep your family healthy and improve population health,” says Essentia Health Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Rajesh Prabhu. “The flu shot protects the most vulnerable in our community – elderly, young children, and those with significant health conditions.”

It’s a concept called herd immunity, immunizing young and healthy segments of our communities to help prevent more vulnerable members from getting sick.

The flu vaccine is made from influenza strains identified to be the most likely to hit the Northern Hemisphere, based on what medical experts have seen occur in the southern half of the world. Essentia Health has convenient locations throughout the Northland to make it easy for you to get vaccinated.

Duluth Area Flu Clinic Information

Essentia Health Twin Ports Clinics, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. October 1-12, not open on weekends; no appointment necessary

Lakeside Clinic, 4621 E. Superior St.

Hermantown Clinic, 4855 W. Arrowhead Road

West Duluth Clinic, 4212 Grand Ave.

St. Mary’s-Superior Clinic, 3500 Tower Ave.

Duluth 1st Street Clinic, 420 E. First St.: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Oct. 15 through Nov. 2, not open on weekends; no appointment necessary

Urgent Care, October 1-12

Urgent Care-Duluth, 400 E. 3rd St., 1st floor
Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Urgent Care-Hermantown, 4855 W. Arrowhead Road
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Urgent Care-West Duluth, 4212 Grand Ave.
7 days a week: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Remember to wear a short-sleeve shirt when you come in for your shot. Flu vaccinations are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance.