Immunizations

Reduce the Risk of Infectious Diseases

Immunizations are an essential part of your regular care. They protect you from serious diseases and keep you healthy.

You need immunizations throughout your life. They can offer protection from diseases such as:

  • COVID-19
  • Flu
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Pneumococcal infections
  • Tetanus

During a wellness visit, your provider will make sure you have the recommended vaccinations based on your age and lifestyle.

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Sanford Health offers the annual flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine at events and locations near you.

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Flu Vaccine

The flu is a virus that can cause fever, chills, cough, muscle aches, runny nose and fatigue.

You can help keep yourself and your family healthy by covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, washing your hands and getting vaccinated.

Get your flu shot:


Learn more about flu vaccines.

COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for everyone ages 12 and older. Research has shown that the vaccine can effectively protect you from contracting, getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19 and its variants. The available vaccines have undergone rigorous testing to ensure their safety.

Get your COVID-19 vaccine:

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Reasons to Vaccinate

Immunizations – also called vaccines, shots or vaccinations – can protect people of all ages from dangerous, life-threatening diseases.

If you’re a parent and feel hesitant about vaccine safety, talk to your child’s doctor. Physicians are your first source of reliable information. They’re bound by law to give you written information on the benefits and risks of each immunization suggested for your child. Reading this material can help you make a well-informed decision.

Learn more: What every parent should know about vaccines.


How Vaccines Work

Vaccines work by injecting weakened or killed bacteria or viruses into the body. They teach your body’s immune system how to fight the disease and produce antibodies without getting sick.

Different vaccines are recommended for infants, children, teenagers and adults. View our vaccination schedule below.

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