Flu Shot Clinic Madelia
While the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be on everyone’s mind this fall, it is still also important to protect yourself from the seasonal flu by getting your annual flu shot. This year, we are encouraging people to get their flu shot sooner, rather than later. You should get a flu vaccine before flu viruses begins spreading in your community, since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against flu.
Flu vaccinations are now available at the Madelia Health in Madelia and Lake Crystal, and we are planning several Flu Shot Clinic times at both locations. In Madelia, we will be offering Drive Thru Flu Shots at the Ambulance Base so patients don’t even have to leave their vehicles. Simply drive up to the 106 Drew Avenue location and watch for signs. If you can, please fill out our registration forms before you come. Registration forms and vaccine information sheets for the Flu Shot Clinics can be downloaded from the Madelia Health website: www.madeliahealth.org
Flu Shots Clinic Times – no appointment necessary. Please wear a mask!
MADELIA – 106 Drew Ave. S.E., at the Ambulance Base across the street from Madelia Health
Thursday, September 23rd from 2 to 5 p.m. – Drive Thru Only
Tuesday, September 28th from 3 to 6 p.m. – Drive Thru Only
Thursday, October 7th from 3 to 6 p.m. – Drive Thru Only
LAKE CRYSTAL CLINIC – 221 S. Murphy St.
Thursday, September 23rd from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. – In the Clinic
Friday, October 1st from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. – In the Clinic
LAKE CRYSTAL PHARMACY – 210 S. Main St.
Patients can receive flu shots from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. No appointment is needed.
If these times don’t work out for you or your family members, you can just schedule a vaccination only appointment at either of our clinic locations. The flu shot can also be given during a regular clinic visit.
Getting a flu shot prevents you from passing the virus to people in high-risk populations like babies, pregnant women, elderly people, and people who have chronic diseases. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone six months of age and older get vaccinated every flu season. Preventing flu is always important, but in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more important to do everything possible to reduce illnesses and preserve scarce health care resources.
Influenza and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses caused by viruses that can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The signs and symptoms of the flu and COVID-19 are very similar. Seasonal flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, fatigue, congestion, or loss of taste or smell. Other less common symptoms of COVID-19 include gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Your best source of information on the spread of the flu and COVID-19 are the websites of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and/or the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).