|Dear Staff & Clients:
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regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) »
Keep vaccinating against flu
Flu is on the rise and causing severe illness in many Minnesotans. The current predominant circulating strain in the U.S. and Minnesota is A H3N2, which in the past has been associated with more hospitalizations and deaths in persons 65 and older and young children, compared to other age groups.
We don’t think the season has peaked yet. Even after the peak, there will still be a significant amount of flu circulating and vaccination is still very important.
Here are three key reminders for providers:
1. It is not too late to vaccinate! Continue to recommend flu vaccine until it expires.
2. Consider flu high on the list of possible diagnoses for ill patients, especially those with upper respiratory symptoms, even if they have been vaccinated.
3. Along with vaccination, remind patients and colleagues to:
For more information please visit: MN Dept of Health Special Edition of Got Your Shots? by clicking HERE
Call your medical clinic to schedule an appointment today for needed vaccines
The MnVFC program is available at area medical clinics and Countryside Public Health for those children without health insurance coverage. Contact your medical clinic or Countryside Public Health at 320-839-6135, or Gloria at 1-800-255-0736, if you need a current copy of your child’s immunization record in MIIC or if you have questions on what vaccines your child needs.