Ready or not, here comes flu season

Find a facility near you offering flu shots to get yourself and your family vaccinated this flu season. Every year, millions of Americans get the flu. It hospitalizes about 200,000 people per year and contributes to thousands of deaths. Yet less than half of us get an annual flu shot. Why? For many, it’s not having the right information.

It takes just minutes to save yourself days of misery. Visit the location below to get yourself and your family vaccinated.

$25 Flu Shots

Mandan Medical Plaza
Same-day flu shots
701.667.4600
Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
Minot Medical Plaza
Walk-in flu shots
701.858.1800
Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
Flu shot clinic (Mandan only)
Tuesday, October 24, 10 am – 2 pm
Can’t I wait for a flu shot until I know how bad this
season will be?

Getting your shot early protects you from the start. Even then, it takes your body about 2 weeks to produce the necessary antibodies once you’ve had your shot. So don’t delay – especially if you’re 65 or older or have a chronic condition.
 
Can’t I get sick from a flu shot?
No, that’s a myth. Flu vaccines are made with viruses that are no longer active. These killed viruses help you develop the necessary antibodies required to  ght an infection.
 
Does getting a shot mean I can’t get the flu?
No, but on average it will cut your chances in half of catching a virus that can cause a nasty respiratory infection In particular, it protects against influenza strains expected to be the most prevalent during the upcoming flu season.
 
The Center for Disease Control recommends flu shots for everyone 6 months or older. But specifically for senior citizens and those with chronic conditions. So play it safe this flu season.