09 Dec Fight Respiratory Illness – Get Vaccinated!
December 9, 2022
It’s not too late to give yourself and your family the best chance at a healthy winter: get your flu shot and COVID-19 booster. First District has made a few changes to make vaccinations more accessible:
Minot office: No appointment currently needed for flu or COVID-19 vaccinations. Walk in from 8:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 4:00 Monday through Friday. If you prefer, you can still schedule online in the Minot office, or call 701.852.1376 for an appointment.
All other offices also offer flu shots and COVID boosters by appointment.
- The flu and COVID vaccinations can be given in the same appointment.
- Everyone 6 months and older should have a flu shot every year and vaccinated for COVID-19.
- If you have been vaccinated for COVID-19, and haven’t gotten a booster since September 2022, you are due for the new bivalent booster. The Pfizer bivalent vaccine is authorized for everyone, no matter what brand of vaccine you’ve had before. The bivalent vaccine protects against the two primary strains of COVID-19 that are currently circulating.
- People with a current COVID-19 infection or positive test should wait to get vaccinated at least until their isolation period is over. Those who recently had COVID-19 infection may consider waiting for 3 months from when their symptoms started or they tested positive.
See our COVID-19 Vaccinations and Boosters page for more information.