SOURCE: KARE 11

October 02, 2007 10:49 ET

Age Requirements Lowered for Flu Shot Clinics

Convenient Flu Fighter Clinics Begin October 10th at Cub Foods

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) - Flu season is just around the corner. Protect yourself, your family, your co-workers and your community by getting a flu shot! The annual Health Fair 11 Flu Fighter Clinics make vaccinations both convenient and affordable. Flu shots will be offered at all Minnesota Cub Foods locations starting October 10th.

New this year!

Beginning this fall, nurses will vaccinate anyone age five and older. The decision to lower the minimum age was made in response to the unexpected deaths of six Minnesotan children in February of this year. At Flu Fighter Clinics, minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For a complete list of vaccination criteria, visit www.mvna.org.

Vaccinations are administered by registered nurses with the Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency (MVNA), a nonprofit organization. The cost for a flu shot is just $25. MVNA uses all the proceeds from the Flu Fighter Clinics to support health care nursing services for disadvantaged families in the community.

Flu Fighter Clinic details

Flu shots will be offered at all Minnesota Cub Foods locations. Appointments are not necessary. Here are the specific dates and times for Flu Fighter Clinics:

         Clinic Dates              Times
    Wednesday, October 10th    2:00 - 8:00pm
    Thursday,  October 11th    2:00 - 8:00pm
    Friday,    October 12th    2:00 - 8:00pm
    Saturday,  October 13th    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, October 24th    2:00 - 8:00pm
    Thursday,  October 25th    2:00 - 8:00pm
    Friday,    October 26th    2:00 - 8:00pm
    Saturday,  October 27th    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, November 7th    2:00 - 8:00pm
    Thursday,  November 8th    2:00 - 8:00pm
    Friday,    November 9th    2:00 - 8:00pm
    Saturday,  November 10th   10:00am - 4:00pm

Flu shots are available for a discounted rate of $25 with payments by cash or check. MVNA accepts most Minnesota-based HMOs and major health plans, including Health Partners, Humana, MCHA, Medica*, Medicare Part B, MHP, MN Health Care Programs, UCare, Unicare and others; please bring insurance card and vouchers. *Check www.mvna.org for additional details.

About Flu Fighter Clinics

Flu Fighter Clinics are made possible by Health Fair 11, a partnership of KARE 11 TV, Cub Pharmacy, and UCare. Since 1998, nearly 640,000 flu shots have been given at Flu Fighter Clinics. Health Fair 11 encourages everyone to get vaccinated.

Health Fair 11 is a partnership among KARE 11, Cub Pharmacy, and UCare. The mission of this nonprofit organization is to provide health care education, materials for consumers, and free or low cost screenings to members of our community. Emails can be sent to Healthfair@kare11.com.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Craig Hotvedt
    763-797-7299