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CentraCare offers appointments for flu shots, COVID-19 boosters

Flu shots are recommended for everyone six months and older; COVID-19 boosters shots are available for people 12 and older.

A person's hand holding a syringe, preparing to inject a vaccine into another person's arm.
CentraCare is scheduling appointments for patients to receive COVID-19 boosters and flu vaccines.
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WILLMAR — CentraCare is offering appointments for the latest COVID-19 booster and for flu vaccines.

The Pfizer bivalent booster vaccine is available to people 12 and older who have had their primary vaccine or last booster more than two months ago, according to a news release from CentraCare. The bivalent booster provides broader protection against COVID-19 because it targets both the original strain and the new Omicron variants.

Flu vaccines are recommended for people 6 months and older.

To schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 bivalent booster, call 320-231-5000 for the Willmar Main Clinic or 320-354-2222 for the New London Clinic. Call CentraCare Connect at 320-200-3200 for most other CentraCare locations.

Patients may also receive the vaccine during a primary care clinic visit.

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CentraCare is offering drive-through Saturday flu vaccine clinics from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 8 and Oct. 15 at its Willmar Surgery Center. Drive-ups are welcome, but appointments are encouraged by calling 320-231-6358 .

Evening appointments will be available at the Main Clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29.

Appointment times for flu vaccines are also available by calling the Willmar Main Clinic at 320-231-6358 , Willmar Lakeland Clinic at 320-231-8888 and New London Clinic at 320-354-2222 .

Some appointment scheduling is available online at centracare.com/online-appointment-scheduling/flu-vaccine.

More information is available at CentraCare.com .

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