Mayo Clinic Health System currently is offering the flu vaccine to people ages 3 years and older at sites throughout northwest Wisconsin. Due to a manufacturing problem, the shipment of pediatric flu vaccine, for children ages 6 to 35 months, has been delayed until early November. Patients may call a number below to schedule a same-day (noted if available) or future appointment to get a vaccination. For the latest update on the availability of the pediatric flu vaccine, continue to check our website or call our flu vaccine information line at 715-838-6988.
- Barron: 1222 E. Woodland Ave., 715-537-6747 (same day available)
- Bloomer: 1501 Thompson St., 888-662-5666 (same day available)
- Chippewa Falls: 611 First Ave., 888-662-5666 (same day available)
- Cameron: 2049 15th Ave., 715-537-6747 (same day available)
- Chetek: 220 Douglas St., 715-537-6747 (same day available)
- Colfax: 1010 High St., 888-662-5666 (same day available)
- Eau Claire: 733 W. Clairemont Ave. or 1400 Bellinger St. Call your primary care provider’s office or 715-464-7468. (same day available)
- Elmwood: 236 E. Springer Ave., 715-639-4151
- Glenwood City: 219 E. Oak St., 715-265-7321
- Menomonie: 2321 Stout Road, 715-233-7777
- Mondovi: 700 Buffalo St., 866-544-6144
- Osseo: 13025 8th St., 866-544-6144
- Prairie Farm: 224 River Ave. S., 715-537-6747 (same day available)
- Rice Lake: 331 S. Main St., 715-537-6747 (same day available)
Cost: The cost of seasonal flu vaccine is covered by some insurance plans. Mayo Clinic Health System will bill insurance or accept payment.
Pediatric half dose: Children 6 months through 8 years need two flu vaccines if it’s the child’s first seasonal flu vaccination. The second vaccine is given at least four weeks from the date of the first.
High dose: A high dose was created to generate a stronger immune response to influenza in people 65 and older.
The best way to prevent spreading the flu is to get the flu vaccine. It is especially important for people who meet these criteria to get vaccinated:
- People at high risk of developing serious complications like pneumonia if they get the flu, including those with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and lung disease;
- Pregnant women;
- People 65 or older;
- People who live with or care for others at high risk of developing serious complications, including caregivers of people with chronic medical conditions.
Viruses in the flu vaccine are inactive, so you cannot get the flu from the shot.