Is it time for your child’s H1N1 booster vaccine?
Children age nine and younger should receive a booster vaccine approximately 28 days after their initial H1N1 vaccination. It’s time for those children age nine and younger who received the H1N1 vaccination at the Winona Health vaccination clinic on November 16 or 19 to receive their booster vaccine.
The H1N1 vaccination is now available for everyone age 6 months and older.
Although they are seeing fewer people with flu-related symptoms, healthcare providers still are strongly encouraging people of all ages to be vaccinated for both seasonal and H1N1 influenza. People who are allergic to eggs or the seasonal influenza vaccine should not receive the H1N1 vaccine.
The H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines are available at Winona Health on a walk-in basis in the following Winona Health locations:
850 Mankato Avenue
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
825 Mankato Avenue
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Beginning Wednesday, December 23, the H1N1 vaccine also will be available at the Winona Health Urgent Care Clinic.
Winona Health Urgent Care Clinic
420 E. Sarnia
(Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.– 8 p.m., and Friday through Sunday, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.)
Please note holiday hours listed below
There is no charge for the vaccine, but there is an administration fee of $24 that will be billed to insurance.
Those with flu-related questions or who have concerns about being able to pay, can call the Flu Hotline at 507.474.3145 or toll-free, 1.888.236.6755. In addition, information about seasonal flu and H1N1 influenza is available on Winona Health’s website: winonahealth.org/flu.
Christmas Eve, all Winona Health clinic locations will close at noon, with the exception of the Urgent Care Clinic at 420 E. Sarnia, which will be open until 5.
New Year’s Eve, all Winona Health clinic locations, including Urgent Care, will be open until 5.
Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, all Winona Health clinic locations will be closed.