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Seasonal Flu Vaccine Now Available

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – It's flu season and that means it's time to get a flu vaccine.  The staff at News 19 got their flu shots on Thursday from Cass Street Pharmacy.

Health Experts says getting the flu shot is the best way to protect against the flu since the viruses are always changing.  The vaccine protects against three or four different influenza viruses but takes about two weeks to take affect following the shot.

Here is a list of flu shot clinics:

Cass Street Pharmacy (588 Cass St., La Crosse)

Flu Shots are offered Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Anyone age 6 and older can get a shot.  No appointment is needed, just walk in.

Gundersen Health System

Gundersen Health System is offering the flu vaccine at both of their clinics in Onalaska and La Crosse.  The clinics are open now through Nov. 27.  Both locations will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The flu vaccine is also available at Gundersen Express Care in the Village Shopping Center during regular business hours.

Gundersen Health System is offering a variety of flu shots.  The traditional flu vaccine which is a shot injected into the muscle and is available for anyone six months old and older.  The Intradermal flu vaccine is a shot that is injected into the skin instead of the muscle.  The intradermal shot uses a much smaller needle then the regular flu shot.  It is approved by FDA for use in adults 18 to 64 years of age.  Gundersen will also offer the Nasal Spray which is a mist that is injected into one of your nasal passages and is available for ages 2 to 49 years.

For more information call the Gundersen Flu Line at (608) 775-0364 or go to gundersenhealth.org/flu

La Crosse Health Department

The La Crosse Health Department is holding family flu clinics.  The next clinic is Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Onalaska Highs School.  Along with getting your shot, the Health Department is asking people to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the school. 

Another clinic will be offered on Oct. 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at West Salem Elementary.  If you miss that one, another will be offered on Oct. 24 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Holmen Middle School.

Please call La Crosse Public Health Nursing at 608-785-9723 with any questions.

Mayo Health System

Mayo Clinic Health System locations are offering a variety of influenza vaccinations including the Fluzone High Dose vaccine.  The shot is for patents 65 years and older and contains an increased amount of the active ingredient found in influenza vaccines.  It also produces more robust immune response against the flu.

Here is a list of Mayo Health Systems flu shot clinics:

Caledonia Flu Shot Clinics


Open to all, by appointment


September 25: 1pm to 5pm

September 26: 8:30am to 5pm

September 30: 8:30am to 4pm

October 1: 9am to 5pm

October 23: 8:30 am to 5pm

October 24: 8:30am to 5pm

November 11: 8am to 5pm

November 12: 8am to 2pm

Arcadia Flu Shot Clinics

Open to all, by appointment


Thursday, October 10

Thursday, October 24

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Holmen Flu Shot Clinics


Open to all, by appointment


October 7: 8am to 5pm

October 21: 10am to 5pm

October 30: 7:30am to 4pm

 

La Crescent Flu Shot Clinics


Open to all, by appointment


September 26: 8:30am to 4:30pm

September 27: 8am to 4:30pm

October 1: 1pm to 4pm

October 2: 4pm to 7pm

October 9: 3pm to 7pm

October 15: 1pm to 4pm

October 29: 1pm to 4pm

November 7: 2pm to 5pm

November 12: 1pm to 4pm

 

Prairie du Chien Flu Shot Clinics


Open to all, by appointment


Monday, October 14

Wednesday, October 16

8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Waukon Flu Shot Clinics


Open to all, by appointment


October 1, 8 and 22: 8am to Noon


October 4, 17, 24, 25, 28, 29, 32 and November 1: 8am to 5pm

 

For more information or to make an appointment, call 608-269-1770 or visit mayoclinichealthsystem.org.

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