Flu shot clinics are still available — free for most employees

Worksite vaccinations make it convenient for employees to get their flu shots. No reservations are required; all vaccinations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

The events, which are offered through Medica and the Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency, are open to all employees and their family members.

Free to employees on City’s health insurance plan

Employees on the City’s health insurance plan get free flu shots at the worksite vaccination events. Just attend an event listed below and show your City health insurance card from Medica (or a photocopy of the card) and a picture ID such as your driver’s license or employee ID badge.

Family members

Family members who are at least 3 years old may get flu shots at the worksite vaccination events if they are covered under the employee’s City health insurance or other accepted insurance.

Costs for employees, family members not on City’s health insurance plan

Employees not on the City’s health insurance plan may bring proof of coverage under other insurance plans accepted by the Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency to pay for the flu shot; call the agency at 612-617-4795 to find out what plans are covered. The agency will bill employees for any denied insurance claims or for any deductibles or copays their non-City plans require.

For an employee without an insurance card, the fee for the worksite flu shot is $36. Make checks payable to Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency.

Why get vaccinated

Getting vaccinated is the best way to avoid the flu’s fever, aches, fatigue and dangerous complications that can cause pneumonia or land you in the hospital. Since flu viruses are always changing, each year’s flu vaccine is made to protect from the viruses that are most likely to cause disease that year.

Upcoming worksite vaccination clinics

Locations

Dates

Times

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Ave. S., Room 210

Wednesday, Oct. 5

4-6 p.m.

Water East Yard
935 Fifth Ave. SE, conference room

Wednesday, Oct. 12 

7-8:30 a.m.

Police Special Operations Center
4119 Dupont Ave. N.

Thursday, Oct. 13

10 a.m.-noon 

Fleet Services
1200 Currie Ave. N., training room

Thursday, Oct. 13

1-4:30 p.m.

Skyway Senior Center
950 Nicollet Mall, Suite 290 (on LaSalle side of skyway level) 

Tuesday, Oct. 18

1-2 p.m.

Who should get vaccinated this season?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone in the United States 6 months and older get a flu vaccine shot this season (children 6 months old to 2 years old should be vaccinated through their primary providers). The flu mist is not available this season. Learn more.

What to bring for your vaccination

What to wear to the vaccination clinic

Wear clothing that allows access to your upper arm.

The Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency will not give seasonal flu shots to people who have:

For more information about influenza and the vaccination

Published Oct 5, 2016

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