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Gundersen begins flu shot clinics

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Flu season is on the horizon.

To help combat the spread of the flu, Gundersen Health System locations in the area are running flu shot clinics from now through November 27.

The clinics are open at the La Crosse and Onalaska clinics Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Flu shots are also available at Gundersen Express Care in the Village Shopping Center during their regular business hours.

People getting flu shots have several options when it comes to getting the vaccine. The first is receiving the traditional vaccine which involves a shot injected into the muscle.  It is available for anyone six months old or older.

For people ages 18-64, there is a intradermal vaccine shot into the skin instead of the muscle.  It uses a smaller needle.

Finally, there is a nasal spray injected into a nasal passage.  It can be used for people ages 2 to 49 years old.

Medical experts recommend flu shots for those at risk of developing problems from the flu including the elderly, people with health conditions, pregnant women, children between six and 23 months of age, residents of long term care facilities, and healthcare workers.

Gundersen has a set up a special Flu Line at (608) 775-0364 for more information, or at their website.

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