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 4th from 9:00 to 4:00 at the Minot Municipal Auditorium. No appointments are needed for this clinic. Beginning October 8th, flu shots will be done at the Minot office Monday through Friday, 9:00 - 4:00, with or without an appointment. On Thursday, November 8th, hours will be extended until 7:00 pm.
First District Health Unit offices will offer the quadravalent flu shot for $52.00. The high-dose vaccine is available for those 65 and older. No payment is required at the time of service if you present your Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross BlueShield, Sanford, Tricare, 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 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.