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Posted on: September 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] BBPH Conducting Drive-Through Flu Clinics on October 1

Staying healthy is more important than ever and one way to protect you, your family, and community is to get a flu shot. The flu shot is recommended for everyone that is 6 months of age and older.

Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health (BBPH) will be conducting drive-through Flu Clinics at the Bismarck Event Center on Thursday, October 1. The events will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Individuals wanting to be tested at these events must enter Parking Lot D, (the lot south of the Bismarck Event Center, across Bowen Avenue) from Seventh Street. The flu clinics will then be conducted inside the Bismarck Event Center.

Other ways to prevent the spread of influenza include avoiding close contact with sick people, staying at home when you are sick or have a sick child, covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, taking antiviral medication that is prescribed by your doctor, washing your hands often with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and cleaning/disinfecting objects that may be contaminated with germs like influenza. In addition, it is important to wear a mask when coming in to close contact with others to prevent other infections like COVID-19.

Visit https://www.bismarcknd.gov/1526/Flu-Immunizations?NID=1526 to download and complete the flu form ahead of your visit. Downloading and completing this form will help speed up your vaccination process. This page also contains information on seasonal influenza, insurance plans that BBPH accepts, our flu shot fees and additional, by appointment flu clinic availability dates.

Remember the following tips to help make your influenza vaccine appointment go efficiently:

  • You must be feeling well at the time of your flu vaccination and must not have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days or have a COVID-19 test pending.
  • Wear a face covering during your vaccination.
  • Bring your insurance card to your appointment.
  • If utilizing a drive-through event, dress yourself and other individuals receiving a vaccine, in short-sleeved shirts and stay in your vehicle.

For flu clinic or influenza vaccine inquiries, as well as questions about other health programs and issues, please call Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health at 355-1540, or you can connect with us through a variety of online platforms. Information is available at www.bismarcknd.gov, as well as through social media: via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more info about COVID-19, visit the ND Department of Health website, NDResponse.gov, or CDC website.

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