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Influenza
The goal of the Influenza-Pandemic Program is to preserve the quality of life in Richland County by reducing and preventing cases through public education and awareness.
       
 
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Influenza

Protect yourself and your loved ones!  Influenza is a very contagious disease.  It is caused by the influenza virus, which can be spread by coughing, sneeziing, or nasal secretions.  By getting the flu vacciine you can protect yourself from influenza and may also avoid spreading influenza to others.

There are two types of influenza vaccine:

1) the flu shot which contains inactivated (killed) vaccine and

2) the nasal mist which is a live, attenuated (weakened) influenza vaccine.  A "high dose" flu shot is available for people 65 years of age and older.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a flu vaccine annually for anyone 6 months of age and older.  Protection lasts up to a year.

Richland Counth Health Department offers Flu Clinics for ALL ages in Richland County and at the health department, located in the Law Enforcement Center, Wahpeton, ND. 

Billing:  We bill BCBS insurance of ANY state for adults and children, Sanford (regular or Medicaid expansion), Medica, Medicare for those 65 years and older, Medica or Humana for adults over 65 years, North Dakota Medical Assistance or Medicaid for adults or children.  If you do not have insurance, there is a fee for the vaccine.  

For more information on Influenza go to:
North Dakota Department of Health, Influenza
North Dakota Pandemic Flu Information

www.cdc.gov/flu

www.familiesfightingflu.org

For more information on Influenza contact us by phone or email or use our Request for Information form.

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