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Coronavirus update

Thank you for entrusting us with your health care. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be feeling about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). With your care and safety in mind, we are changing how we provide some services.

Your health and safety are our top priorities, today and every day. We are here to provide you with the care and support you need. We encourage you to stay informed about how to stay healthy and to learn what steps to take if you think you have COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information on Allina Health's coronavirus response, and the information you need to stay healthy, learn more here.

Flu vaccination

Protect yourself and loved ones from the flu

Getting a flu vaccination is the best way to help protect yourself, and everyone around you, from getting the most common types of the flu virus. It reduces your risk of getting the flu by about 50 percent.


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What it is

The flu vaccine work by stimulating your immune system to develop antibodies against the viruses included in the vaccine. The vaccine can:

  • prevent you from getting the flu
  • make the flu less severe if you do get it
  • keep you from spreading the flu to others

The flu vaccine is updated annually to protect you from the virus strains expected this flu season, which may change from flu season to flu season. Because the common flu strains may change, it is important to be vaccinated each year in order to be protected from the current flu strains.

What to expect

You can get a flu vaccination at most Allina Health clinics any time throughout the influenza season, which typically lasts from October through May. We offer an injectable influenza vaccine for those six months of age and older, a nasal influenza vaccine for those ages two - 49 years of age, an egg free influenza vaccine for those 18 years of age and older and a senior influenza vaccine for those 65 years of age and older.  

You can get a flu shot as part of an appointment with your provider, or you can come to a clinic for a shot-only appointment.

After receiving the shot, your body needs two weeks to develop antibodies against the viruses. This means you can become sick with the flu before protection from the vaccine starts.

Good to know

Anyone can get the flu. Even if you are healthy, it’s important that you get a flu vaccine each year to protect yourself and your family. All people, six months and older, should get an annual influenza vaccination. The flu shot is especially important, if you are:

  • 65 years or older
  • pregnant
  • living with or caring for others who are high risk for developing serious complications, like pneumonia
  • managing asthma, diabetes or chronic lung disease

You should consult with your provider before getting a flu shot if you have had a bad flu shot reaction, are currently ill (with or without a fever) or have a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome.

All flu vaccinations given by Allina Health are pre-filled, latex free and contain no preservatives.

The flu vaccine will not protect you against the swine flu.

Related links

Source: Allina Health Patient Education, Minnesota Department of Health, United Stated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Reviewed by: Keith Olson, DO, regional medical director

First published: 12/7/2016
Last reviewed: 9/10/2003

Allina Health Everyday Clinic

This is a retail clinic location. We offer basic services for minor injuries and illnesses for patients 18 months and older. We do not see visits for workers' or injury compensation.

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Everyday On Wheels

Everyday On Wheels mobile clinic is not wheel chair accessible due to the size of the vehicle. Patients should be able to safely climb a short set of stairs to enter the mobile clinic.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time and have your mobile phone available for the provider to contact you when they are ready to see you.

We've changed how we provide some services with your care and safety in mind. Expanded virtual care services are available to schedule online. You can also call your clinic for help finding the best option.

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Please call to schedule

To schedule a virtual visit online, you need an Allina Health account.
For help setting up your account, call 1-888-425-5462.

What’s the reason for your visit?

Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.

What’s the reason for your visit?

Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.