Schedule your flu vaccine starting Sept. 28
9/14/2020 by Dr. Robert M. Jacobson and Julie Gebel, RN
Preventing influenza (flu) is always important, but in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's even more important to do everything possible to reduce illnesses that may seem like COVID-19. In this way, you will avoid unnecessary COVID-19 testing and quarantining and help us preserve health care resources.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic is providing flu vaccines to patients differently this year. An appointment is required to receive a vaccine.
Scheduling flu vaccine appointments for all Rochester and Kasson Mayo Clinic (non-employee) patients ages 6 months and older will begin on Sept. 28, 2020, and appointments will begin Oct. 12, 2020.
To schedule an appointment (after Sept. 28, 2020), you can:
- Self-schedule through your Patient Online Services account (details below)
- Call your local primary care clinic
Locations for flu vaccine-only appointments
You flu vaccine appointment will be at one of the following locations:
- Rochester's central flu vaccine location
Mayo Professional Northwest Building, Suite 320 (enter at north side of building)
4115 West Frontage Road, Hwy 52 NW, Rochester, MN 55901
(find a map to the location here)
- Kasson clinic (during designated flu vaccine hours)
Mayo Family Clinic Kasson
411 W Main Street, Kasson, MN 55944
Ask to receive a flu vaccine during an existing appointment
Starting Oct. 12, 2020, patients may also request a flu vaccine during an existing appointment with a health care provider at the Mayo Family Clinics (Kasson, Northeast, Northwest), Mayo Clinic Express Care North, or the Baldwin building. Flu vaccines won't be available at lab or radiology appointments. Appointments for flu vaccines only will not be available at Primary Care Clinics in Rochester or Kasson.
Self-schedule your own flu vaccine appointment!
Online scheduling through Patient Online Services for flu vaccine appointments is available for all patients 6 months and older. Once you're logged into the portal on the web or through the Mayo Clinic app, you'll need to navigate to the appointment section and select the flu vaccine button. Follow the online instructions to schedule your appointment.
When parents or legal guardians are scheduling for a child 12 years or younger, they will need to use the child's account. If an account needs to be created, the parent or guardian can select the child's name and use the Add Account feature. Patients between 13 and 17 will need to have their own Patient Online Services accounts to directly schedule their flu vaccine appointments.
Alternatively, call your primary care clinic's appointment line.
Dr. Robert M. Jacobson is a pediatrician in Primary Care in Rochester and Kasson's Division of Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (CPAM) and medical director of the Primary Care in Southeast Minnesota Immunization Program.
Julie A. Gebel is a registered nurse in Primary Care in Rochester and Kasson and is the program coordinator of the Primary Care Immunization Program.