American Lung Association in Minnesota Offers 30 Free Flu Shot Clinics across the State

Dec 08, 2010, 18:01 ET from American Lung Association in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in Minnesota, in cooperation with Walgreens, will hold 30 free flu shot clinics across the state in the next two weeks.  These free flu shots are available to adults 19 years of age and older while supplies last at the participating Walgreens listed below.  

Albert Lea (703 E. Main St) – Tues. Dec. 21, 4-7 p.m.

Alexandria (910 Broadway St) – Tues. Dec. 21, 3-6 p.m.

Austin (1420 W. Oakland Ave) – Tues. Dec. 21, 3-6 p.m.

Bemidji (421 Paul Bunyan Dr) – Tues. Dec. 21, 4-7 p.m.

Bloomington (7845 Portland Ave S) – Tues. Dec. 14, 4-7 p.m.

Cambridge (115 Garfield St N) – Wed. Dec. 15, 4-7 p.m.

Chaska (3110 Chaska Blvd) – Wed Dec. 15, 5-8 p.m.

Duluth (4501 Grand Ave) – Tues Dec. 21, 4-7 p.m.

Duluth (1201 Miller Trunk Hwy) - TBA

Elk River (18267 Carson Court) – Thurs Dec. 16, 4-7 p.m.

Fairmont (1123 E. Blue Earth Ave) – Wed. Dec. 15, 4-7 p.m.

Faribault (612 4th St NW) – Tues. Dec. 14, 3-6 p.m.

Fergus Falls (326 W. Lincoln) – Wed. Dec. 15, 4-7 p.m.

Forest Lake (1207 W. Broadway Ave) – Mon. Dec. 13, 3-6 p.m.

Grand Rapids (18 SE 10th St) – Tues. Dec. 14, 3-6 p.m.

Hibbing (1130 E. 37th St) – Sat Dec. 11, 12-3 p.m.

Mankato (1270 E. Madison Ave) – Wed. Dec. 15, 3-6 p.m.

Minneapolis (621 W Broadway) – Tues. Dec. 14, 3-6 p.m.

Moorhead (900 Main Ave) – Mon. Dec. 20, 4-7 p.m.

Northfield (401 W. 5th St) - TBA

Owatonna (125 18th Street SE) – Thurs. Dec 16, 4-7 p.m.

Red Wing (3142 S. Service Dr) - Tues. Dec. 21, 3-6 p.m.

Richfield (12. W. 66th St) – Thurs. Dec 16, 3-6 p.m.

Rochester (1112 Civic Center Dr) – Wed Dec. 15, 3-6 p.m.

St. Cloud (2505 W Division St) – Wed. Dec 15, 4-7 p.m.

St. Paul (1180 Arcade St) - Mon. Dec. 13, 5-7:30 p.m.

Virginia (5474 Mountain Iron Dr) – Thurs. Dec. 16, 3-6 p.m.

Willmar (1301 1st St. S) – Thurs. Dec. 16, 2-4 p.m.

Winona (750 Mankato Ave) – Tues. Dec. 14, 4-7 p.m.

Worthington (1321 Oxford St) – Wed Dec 15, 4-7 p.m.

The clinics will follow a week-long awareness campaign around National Influenza Vaccination Week that encourages all persons six month of age and older to receive influenza immunization. On average, one out of five Americans suffers from influenza every year.  Influenza and its related complications result in an estimated 226,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.  These flu shots are a safe and effective way to protect families and seniors from influenza and are available while supplies last to those who need them.

"These clinics are available to everyone 19 or older," said Penny Gottier Fena, executive director of the American Lung Association in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota. "A flu shot not only protects yourself, but also prevents you from spreading the flu to your family and friends."

The American Lung Association in Minnesota is offering 5,000 free flu vaccines valued at $30, for a total of $150,000 worth of health protection.

The scheduled times are subject to change. Contact your local Walgreens or visit www.LungMN.org for the most current schedule of clinics. If you have questions or concerns about influenza or any other respiratory condition, please call the Lung Help Line at 1-800-LUNG-USA to talk to a nurse or respiratory therapist. More information is available at www.LungMN.org.

SOURCE American Lung Association in Minnesota



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