MeritCare Announces Flu Shot Blitz Dates

Flu shot vaccination blitz dates have been announced for MeritCare locations.

Posted Oct. 1, 2007 Updated Nov. 1, 2007

While it's suggested that everyone get a flu shot, the following people should be sure to receive the vaccine:
  • People 50 years and older
  • People who live in long-term care facilities
  • People ages 5-50 years with chronic health conditions
  • Children ages 6 months-5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Daycare providers
  • Adults and children who live with children ages 0-5 years
  • Health care personnel who provide direct patient care
  • Anyone wishing to reduce their risk of contracting the flu
Flu shots for children/teens: Parents with children/teens ages 0-17 years should call their doctor's office to make an appointment. Flu Shot Blitzes MeritCare will begin offering influenza (flu) vaccinations at flu shot blitzes. Please see the locations below for dates and times in your area. Patients that have scheduled appointments can get their flu shot during their appointment. MeritCare Bemidji North 1705 Anne St. NW Bemidji, MN MeritCare Bemidji North will offer flu shots on Saturday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m.- noon both days. No appointment necessary. For more information, please call (218) 333-5000. MeritCare Cass Lake 219 Grant Utley Avenue Cass Lake MeritCare Cass Lake will offer flu shot blitzes on Oct. 18 from 8:30-4:30 for adults only. For more information, please call (218) 335-2559. MeritCare Detroit Lakes 1245 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes MeritCare Detroit Lakes will offer flu shots on Oct. 23 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Oct. 25: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Nov. 3 8 a.m.- noon; Nov. 6 4-8 p.m.; and Nov. 17 8 a.m.-noon. No appointments are necessary. For more information, please call (218) 846-2000. MeritCare Enderlin 201 4th Ave., Enderlin MeritCare Enderlin will offer flu shots on Oct. 31. For more information, please call (701) 437-3320. MeritCare Hawley 1412 Main Street Hawley MeritCare Hawley will offer flu vaccinations for adults on Oct. 24 from 4-7 p.m. After Oct 24, please call for an appointment. For more information, please call (218) 483-3564. Fargo MeritCare Broadway 737 Broadway N, Downtown Fargo MeritCare Broadway will offer flu vaccinations for adults on Monday, Oct. 8 and Monday, Oct. 22 from 5-9 p.m. and Oct. 16, 17, 23, 30 and Nov. 6 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Flu shots will also be offered on Nov. 30 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. No appointments are necessary. For more information, please call (701) 234-1234. MeritCare Southpointe 2400 32nd Ave S, Fargo MeritCare Southpointe will offer flu vaccinations on Oct. 8 & Oct. 22 from 5-9 p.m. and on Nov. 28 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. No appointments are necessary. For more information, please call (701) 234-1234. MeritCare Halstad MeritCare Halstad will offer flu vaccinations on Oct. 29 & Nov. 5 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. For more information, please call (218) 456-2158. MeritCare Mahnomen 410 4th St NW, Mahnomen MeritCare Mahnomen will offer flu vaccinations on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For more information, please call (218) 935-2514. MeritCare New York Mills 20 W Centennial 84 Dr., New York Mills MeritCare New York Mills will offer flu shots on Oct. 24, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call (218) 385-1800. MeritCare Ottertail 105 Otter Drive, Ottertail MeritCare Ottertail will offer flu shots on Oct. 24 and 31 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call (218) 367-6111. MeritCare Perham 665 3rd Street SW Perham MeritCare Perham will offer flu vaccinations on Oct. 23, 25, 30 and Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, please call (218) 347-1200. MeritCare Twin Valley 501 2nd St NW, Twin Valley MeritCare Twin Valley will offer flu shots beginning Oct. 23. The clinic is open between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Please call (218) 584-5142 for more information and to schedule an appointment. MeritCare Ulen 108 Viking Avenue W, Ulen MeritCare Ulen will offer flu shots beginning Oct. 23. The clinic open during the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Please call (218) 596-8867 for more information and to schedule an appointment. MeritCare Valley City 520 Chautauqua Boulevard, Valley City MeritCare Valley City will offer flu shots Oct. 22-26 from 9-11 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. For more information, please call (701) 845-6000. MeritCare Wahpeton 332 2nd Avenue N., Wahpeton MeritCare Wahpeton will offer flu shots Oct. 17 and 23 from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. For more information, please call (701) 642-7000. MeritCare Thief River Falls Northwest Clinic 120 LaBree Ave South Thief River Falls, Minn. Northwest MeritCare Clinic will offer flu shot blitzes on Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30. For more information, please call (218) 683-4632. Additional Information
  • For more information regarding flu shots, please call MeritCare's flu shot info line at (701) 234-1234.
  • Flu shots are offered at a rate of $31 from Oct. 1st - Dec. 31, 2007. The preservative-free vaccine will be $35. Flu shots are a covered benefit under Medicare.
More Information About Influenza and Vaccines Learn more about influenza in the meritcare.com health library. Find information about influenza and vaccines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/flu.