Get your flu vaccination at ECH
9/17/2018 by Dr. Robert M. Jacobson and Jennifer Brickley, RN
Mayo Clinic recommends everyone be vaccinated against influenza (flu) each year. Employee and Community Health (ECH) offers a variety of options for getting vaccinated.
This year, the nasal spray, LAIV (FluMist), is available as an option for vaccination. For more information on the nasal spray, click here. Just like last year, patients with egg allergies can get any of the flu vaccines offered by ECH at all of our locations and special clinics. There's no need to be seen in the Allergy department and there's no observation period after you get your vaccine.
Flu vaccine programs start in October
- October 3: Call your primary care site to schedule a flu vaccination; Mayo employees should visit one of the on-site employee flu clinics offered by Occupational Health.
- October 15: Scheduled flu-vaccine-only visits begin
- Monday through Friday during normal patient hours at each primary care site
- October 20 & 27: Saturday scheduled flu-vaccine-only visits form 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Mayo Family Clinic Northeast and Mayo Family Clinic Kasson.
- October 22 through November 16 or 30: Walk-in clinics
- Available for patients who don't require a private examination room (patient sage 8 years and older, dressed in clothing that allows access to the upper arm, etc.).
- Mayo Family Clinics Southeast and Kasson walk-in clinics will close November 16.
- Mayo Family Clinics Northeast and Northwest walk-in clinics will close November 30.
- Monday through Friday during each clinic's regular patient hours.
- Walk-in clinics close each day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 30 minutes before clinic hours end.
Mayo Clinic employees and volunteers should get their flu shots through Occupational Health Services (OHS).
Dr. Robert M. Jacobson is a primary care pediatrician in Employee and Community Health's (ECH) Division of Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (CPAM) and medical director of the ECH Immunization Program.
Jennifer Brickley is a registered nurse in ECH and coordinator of the ECH Immunization Program.