Falling Leaves, Football... And Flu Shots?
The beginning of fall means it’s time to gear up for the nasty flu bug. A brutal 2017-18 season brought epidemic levels of sickness for 16 consecutive weeks and sent over 700,000 people to the hospital. The best way to avoid a repeat of last year is simple: get vaccinated.
Recommended for everyone over the age of six months, vaccinations are your best shot at stomping out the flu bug. With peak flu season right around the corner, there’s no better time to roll up your sleeves than now. Not only do flu shots reduce your chances of getting sick, but they protect anyone around you with a weaker immune system.
Flu-fighting antibodies take about two weeks to build up, so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage getting your vaccine before the end of October. The shot usually stays effective for six months and gives your body time to prepare for the start of flu season. If you have any questions or concerns, you should consult with your physician or healthcare provider.
Lewis Drug offers flu clinics and walk-ins, so if you can’t make it during one of the flu clinic events stop by anytime it is convenient for you and get vaccinated. Make sure to call in before you stop to verify the vaccine is available for walk-ins.
Sioux Falls: Sept. 27th 8am - 7:30pm
Brandon: Oct. 6th 8am - Noon
Huron: Sept. 27th 9am - 2:30pm
Madison: Oct. 2nd 8:30am - Noon
Brookings: Oct. 2nd 9am - 5pm
Lewis Family Drug Locations having Flu Shot Clinics
Chamberlain Oct. 3rd 9:30am - 3:30pm
Dell Rapids Oct. 2nd 9am - 5pm
Lennox Oct. 5th 8:30am - 11:30am
Lennox Senior Citizen Center Oct. 5th Noon – 1 pm
Milbank Oct. 3rd & 15 9am - 5pm
Mitchell N. Oct. 2nd 9am - 1pm
Sheldon Oct. 2nd 8am - 6pm
Sibley Oct. 23rd 9am - 4pm
Spirit Lake Oct. 3rd 8:30am - 2pm
Appleton Oct. 4th 9am - 5pm
Browns Valley Oct. 18th 9am - 5pm
Graceville Oct. 11th 9am - 5pm
Ortonville Nov. 1st 9am - 3pm
Windom Oct. 11th 8am - 5pm