It's almost time for that annual flu shot.
Winona Health will host two flu shot clinics next month and they recommend that infants over six months, children and adults, including women who are pregnant, get a flu vaccine. Getting vaccinated not only helps protect you from the flu, it helps protect those you come in contact with.
It's recommended that adults get their flu vaccine during October to ensure maximum immunity throughout flu season. Getting the vaccine too early may lead to decreased immunity before flu season ends.
Winona Health's 2017 community flu shot walk-in dates are: Wednesday, October 11 through Friday, October 13: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, October 16 through Friday, October 20: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Check in for your flu shot will be on the second floor of the Winona clinic. Insurance will be filed, or individuals may pay at check in: $36 or $70 for the high-dose vaccine (recommended option for those age 65 and older). FluMist will not be available at Winona Health this season.