Lakeview Clinic is currently administering flu vaccines. Weekday flu shot appointments are available and should be scheduled by calling (952)442-4461.
We will be offering patients age 6months through 64 years a new flu vaccine, Flucelvax Quadrivalent. Studies have shown this vaccine to be significantly more effective than regular egg-based vaccines. Adults 65+ will receive FluAd Quadrivalent. You can learn more about how the new flu vaccines are made on the CDC’s website.
All flu vaccinations will be administered as injections. Lakeview will not be administering the nasal spray flu vaccine.
Who should get vaccinated?
According to the CDC, everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season with rare exceptions. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at higher risk of serious complications. A full listing of people at Higher Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications is available. As always Lakeview Clinic encourages you to consult with your primary care provider in order to receive a personalized recommendation regarding immunizations. Individualized care is an important aspect of your healthcare, and we are here to help.
When should I get vaccinated against flu?
For most people who need only one dose of flu vaccine for the season, September and October are generally good times to be vaccinated against flu. Ideally, everyone should be vaccinated by the end of October. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body.
If you are searching for a pharmacy to administer your Flu vaccine, you can use the provider locator on Vaccines.gov.
We encourage families to check with their insurance provider regarding coverage for Flu vaccines.
Ready to Make an Appointment?
Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatric appointments can now be made online.
Other appointments, including shot only appointments, should be made by phone.