Flu vaccination is your best protection against seasonal flu! First District will once again offer a variety of opportunities to get vaccinated against influenza. To find the public flu clinic nearest you, see the schedule of Community Flu Clinics for everyone 6 months and older. Flu shots will also be given at area schools, and worksite clinics can be arranged at the work place. There will be a flu vaccination clinic on Thursday October 5th from 9:00 to 4:00 at the Minot Municipal Auditorium. No appointments are needed for this clinic. Beginning October 9, flu shots will be done at the Minot office Monday through Friday, 9:00 - 4:00, with or without an appointment. On Tuesday, October 17, hours will be extended until 7:00 pm.
First District Health Unit offices will offer the flu shot for $52.00. Everyone six months and older is welcome! No payment is required at the time of service if you present your Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross BlueShield, Sanford, Tricare, United Healthcare, Medica, Meritain or Preferred One card. With any other insurance, payment must be made at the time of service, but a courtesy claim will be submitted for you if possible. If you do not have insurance, your income may qualify you for a vaccination at a reduced rate.
To save time, you may want to print and complete a Child Flu Vaccine Consent Form (for any child 18 or younger) or an Adult Flu Consent Form and bring it to the clinic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that every person over six months of age be vaccinated for influenza. More information can be found on the Vaccine Information Statement.
Recent studies have shown that nasal FluMist is not protecting against the flu as it had in previous years. For that reason, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is recommending only injectable flu vaccine be given this year. For that reason, First District Health Unit will only be giving flu shots again this year.