Allina Health clinics now have the new influenza vaccine available. Everyone is urged to get an influenza vaccine, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Allina Health patients need to schedule an appointment at their clinic to get the influenza vaccine. If they already have an appointment for another reason, they will be offered the vaccine at that time.
“Getting an influenza vaccination is especially important as we see cases of COVID-19 increase in our communities,” said Allina Health infectious disease specialist, Frank Rhame, MD. “Co-infection with COVID-19 and influenza can produce more serious complications for patients.”
The Centers for Disease Control recommends an annual influenza vaccination for everyone six months and older. Vaccines available from Allina Health are quadrivalent, meaning they are expected to be effective against the four most likely strains of influenza this season. Injectable vaccine is available now, along with the FluMist, a nasal spray vaccine for ages two through 49.
About Allina Health
Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90-plus clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, and emergency medical transportation services.
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