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Immunizations

Immunizations (vaccines) offer protection from various types of infections and diseases, from seasonal flu to diphtheria.

In The News

Flu vaccination offered in Southeast Minnesota

Vaccinations are available beginning Oct. 18.

September 23, 2021
Flu vaccination offered in Northwest Wisconsin

Vaccinations are available beginning Oct. 4.

September 23, 2021
Flu vaccination offered in Southwest Wisconsin

Vaccinations are available beginning Sept. 28.

September 20, 2021

From The Blog

Veldhuizens

Quick, easy online scheduling for COVID-19 test offers reassurance to traveling family

When Mark Veldhuizen started showing COVID-19 symptoms while traveling with his family, as someone with cancer, he knew he needed to be seen quickly. Through online scheduling, he got an appointment the next morning.

October 6, 2021
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Schedule flu vaccinations through Patient Online Services, Mayo Clinic App

Put up your best defense by scheduling a flu vaccination through Patient Online Services or the Mayo Clinic App — it's convenient. Select the date, time and location that's best for you.

October 4, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccine myths debunked

You've likely heard about the new COVID-19 vaccines, but what should you believe? We'll set the record straight on some of the circulating myths.

September 2, 2021
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Talking to your kids about vaccines

Are your kids asking questions about COVID-19 and other vaccines? Get kid-friendly answers and tips for discussing vaccines.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson May 11, 2021
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Protect your child with proper vaccinations

You protect your child and community when you vaccinate. Learn about the benefits, how vaccinations work, possible side effects and recommended childhood vaccines.

Jessica Sheehy PAC By Jessica Sheehy April 6, 2021
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Vaccine safety: 6 common questions answered

With all the talk about COVID-19 vaccines, you may wonder about safety. Get answers to 6 common questions.

Lisa Hayes MD By Lisa Hayes December 4, 2020
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Childhood vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are thoughtful about bringing children to public spaces, including clinics. However, families should keep children on the recommended vaccine schedule. Learn why.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson December 3, 2020
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Facts about flu

Flu season is just around the corner. Learn how to put up your best defense and decrease your chances of getting the flu.

Jeffrey Green MD By Jeffrey Green October 15, 2020
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Get vaccinated early for flu

Put up your best defense. It's time for your seasonal flu shot. Learn why it's more important than ever to be vaccinated.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson September 28, 2020
Egg Allergies and The Flu Shot

Should my child with an egg allergy get the flu shot?

With flu season in full swing, there's still time to get a flu shot. But if your child has an egg allergy, you may be wondering if it's safe to be vaccinated.

Adela Taylor, M.D. By Adela Taylor December 18, 2019
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4 important questions about measles

Measles is a childhood viral infection that can almost always be prevented by a vaccine. The infection is very contagious and replicates in the nose and throat of an infected child or adult.

Julie Pace RNCNP By Julie Pace May 16, 2017
Ala Dababneh MD

Traveler's checklist — don't forget your passport and immunizations

Whether you’re traveling to China on a business trip or heading out on a safari in Botswana, preparing for your journey entails more than just packing and renewing your passport. Every year, millions of people travel to other countries, and with travel comes the possibility of exposure to different diseases and conditions.


Ala Dababneh MD By Ala Dababneh April 2, 2015