Vaccination more important than ever due to COVID-19
STURGEON BAY — Bellin Health will kick off its fall flu shot clinic offerings with a drive-up event from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 26 at Bellin Health Sturgeon Bay, 311 N. 3rd Ave.
Patients and non-patients who would like to schedule a flu shot are asked to call (920) 743-0255 to schedule, or sign up for a time via the MyBellinHealth patient portal. Advance scheduling is necessary due to the format of the event.
Getting vaccinated against influenza is more important than ever this year as the COVID-19 virus continues to circulate in our communities. Individuals can contract COVID and the flu simultaneously, and the similarity of symptoms can make it difficult to distinguish one from the other absent a diagnostic test. Although COVID is making headlines, the flu can be very dangerous and even fatal. Getting vaccinated can protect the patient as well as those around him or her, including babies under the age of 6 months and others who cannot get the flu shot.
Bellin Health has added drive-up options and extended flu clinic hours to make it easy and convenient for community members to get vaccinated. In addition to clinics and primary care scheduling, walk-in flu shots are available during regular business hours at Bellin’s Urgent Care and FastCare locations. Flu information and a complete schedule of flu clinic offerings is available at bellinflufacts.org.