Lanesboro Wellness Screening and Flu Clinic
Winneshiek Medical Center Decorah clinic and Mabel Clinic invite you to the Lanesboro Community Flu Clinic and Wellness Screening event on Wednesday, November 8 at the Lanesboro Elementary School Library on Kirkwood Street. The event is open to the public for ages 6 months and older. No appointments are necessary.
The morning consists of a Wellness Screening, planned from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. which includes a Wellness Blood Screening for cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, and thyroid for $40. Men may also receive a PSA test for $40. Hgb A1c testing will be offered for $30 and the flu vaccine is available to anyone age 6 months and older, for $27. Plan to pay at the time of service with cash or check.
A Family Flu Clinic is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. at the same location, offering flu shots for anyone age 6 months and older with a $27 payment at the time of service, and no appointments are necessary.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends all people 6 months and older should receive the flu vaccine. The injection is designed to protect against four different flu viruses; two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses. Children under age three require two smaller doses of the flu vaccine and one can be given at this flu clinic and the second dose is conveniently available at Mabel Clinic.
In addition to getting a seasonal flu vaccine, everyday preventive actions are important, like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading flu to others.
People who should not get the flu shot:
- Children younger than 6 months are too young to get a flu shot.
- People with severe, life-threatening allergies to flu vaccine or any ingredient in the vaccine. This might include gelatin, antibiotics, or other ingredients. See Special Considerations Regarding Egg Allergy(https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/egg-allergies.htm) for more information about egg allergies and flu vaccine.
People who should talk to their doctor before getting the flu shot:
- If you have an allergy to eggs or any of the ingredients in the vaccine. Talk to your doctor about your allergy. See Special Considerations Regarding Egg Allergy(https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/egg-allergies.htm) for more information about egg allergies and flu vaccine.
- If you ever had Guillain-Barré Syndrome (a severe paralyzing illness, also called GBS). Some people with a history of GBS should not get this vaccine. Talk to your doctor about your GBS history.
- If you are not feeling well, talk to your doctor about your symptoms.
There will also be Free Blood Pressure checks, drawings for door prizes, free giveaways and free educational materials.
“We’ve been a lifelong community health care partner for this region for several years, serving patients through the Mabel Clinic and at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah,” says Lisa Radtke, Winneshiek Medical Center chief administrative officer. “Part of our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we serve and we are excited to reach out into the region and partner with the Lanesboro community to offer this screening event.”