Immunizations

Flu: Immunizations

 

Vaccine information

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. Some children 6 months through 8 years of age require two doses of influenza vaccine. Children 6 months through 8 years getting vaccinated for the first time, and those who have only previously gotten one dose of vaccine, should get two doses of vaccine this season.

The CDC recommends against using FluMist during the 2016-17 flu season. This decision was based on data from the last three flu seasons. The data showed that FluMist was not as effective as the flu shot. HealthPartners and Park Nicollet are following CDC’s recommendations and will not be offering FluMist this season. Check out our FAQ page for more info.

There are many ways to get a flu shot:

  • Request a flu shot be added at a regularly scheduled appointment
  • Schedule a flu shot by calling any Park Nicollet Clinic location or our flu line at 952-993-2121
  • Walk into any Park Nicollet Clinic at any time during flu season
  • Get a flu shot during the evening and weekend at all Park Nicollet Urgent Care locations

Pricing and insurance

Flu shots are available for $45 but are often covered 100 percent, depending on your insurance. Most health insurance plans cover the flu vaccine. If you have health insurance, your plan will be billed. If your plan does not pay (in full) for the vaccine, you will receive a billing statement from Park Nicollet.

Park Nicollet participates in the Minnesota Vaccines for Children program. Children who do not have health insurance receive the flu vaccine free at Park Nicollet through this program. Adults without health insurance who get the flu vaccine at Park Nicollet will receive a billing statement.