For area residents wanting flu shots, Carris Health is offering a new option this year with drive-thru flu vaccines in Redwood Falls, Willmar, and New London. CentraCare also offers drive-thru locations throughout the region. When arriving for an appointment at a drive-thru location, patients stay in their car, and a nurse will come to them. Appointments are required for all flu vaccines.
While Carris Health states it is important to get a flu vaccine every year, this year it is especially important to reduce the spread of flu-like illness in our community. COVID-19 and influenza symptoms may seem similar, so getting a flu vaccine will give people a better understanding of what to do if they start having symptoms.
Drive-thru flu vaccine appointments are available to those ages three and up at
Flu vaccines are also available during in-person appointments. To schedule an appointment time, contact your clinic location Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for further details at that location.
The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over six months of age. For more information on flu vaccine, visit CarrisHealth.com/fluvaccine.