Influenza season is here! The best way to prevent flu is to get a flu vaccine each year.
Everyone age 5 and older is now recommended to get an updated COVID-19 booster, also called a bivalent booster. If it has been at least 2 months since your last COVID-19 vaccine dose, you may be eligible.
Here are three things to know about why this updated booster is important to get:
-It protects against the original COVID-19 strains as well as newer variants.
-It helps keep protection against COVID-19 high.
-It provides the best protection against severe cases of COVID-19.
Find out more here: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/bivalentfs.pdf
Freeborn County Public Health is not currently offering COVID-19 vaccine for children. Contact your child’s health care provider about the COVID-19 vaccination.
Freeborn County Public Health has Moderna COVID-19 bivalent boosters available. We will also be offering Influenza vaccine at these clinics. You will be able to indicate which vaccine(s) you would like to receive in the registration process at the link below. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are not be available.
If you are receiving the influenza vaccine please bring your Medical Assistance card, or Medicare and Advantage Plan cards. If you have other insurance the cost will be $45 and we will provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance.
You can schedule your own appointment using the link below, or call Freeborn County Public Health at 507-377-5100 to set up an appointment. Clinics will be held at the Freeborn County Public Health Office in the Government Center, 411 S. Broadway, Albert Lea.
December 8 or December 22: https://FreebornCountyPublicHealth-Covid-19VaccineScheduling.as.me/?calendarID=7583016