Flu

Each year there are about 36,000 flu-related deaths in the United States. The flu vaccine is the best defense against getting the flu.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends everyone 6 months and older get the vaccine. Anyone with a higher risk for complications related to the flu should be vaccinated. This includes:

  • Children age 6 months until their 19th birthday
  • Pregnant women
  • People 50 years of age and older
  • People of any age with certain chronic health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease)
  • People who live in nursing homes
  • Household contacts of person at high risk for complications from influenza including infants
  • Healthcare workers

Patients can still receive the vaccine by contacting their primary healthcare provider. Flu vaccines are also available at ExpressCare Clinics for those ages 2 and older.

Children age 6 months to 8 years who have not received two doses of seasonal flu vaccine in the past may need to receive two flu vaccines this year.

Questions? Contact

Your primary healthcare provider at  (608) 782-7300 or (800) 362-9567.

Telephone Nurse Advisors at  (608) 775-4454 or (800) 858-1050.

Influenza Information line at  (608) 775-0364

The Flu Shot Clinic is a service of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.

From shorter needles and nasal spray to convenient locations, we have options that may be right for you and your family. It's not too late to get your flu shot.

Gundersen Clinics

Call to schedule your appointment today.

ExpressCare

For over age two during normal business hours.

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