NEWSBRIEF: Dakota County Public Health offers immunization clinics

Residents who are uninsured or whose insurance does not cover vaccines can receive immunizations at upcoming Dakota County Public Health immunization clinics. The flu vaccine is available along with other recommended adult and child immunizations. In addition to the uninsured or underinsured, immunization clinics are also open to children enrolled on a Minnesota health care program (Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare or Prepaid Medical Assistance Program) or are American Indian or Alaskan Native.

An upcoming appointment clinic will be:

• Tuesday, Nov. 27, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The clinic will be at the Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley, second floor, suite 286. Call 952-891-7528 to schedule an appointment.

 

A walk-in clinic (no appointment needed) will be:

• Tuesday, Nov. 20, 4 to 6 p.m. Dakota County Western Service Center, second floor, suite 286.

A donation of $20 for each vaccination is suggested, but people who qualify for reduced-fee immunizations will not be turned away if they cannot donate. Cash and checks are accepted; no credit or debit cards.

Minors under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have a signed authorization for another adult to accompany them. Forms and eligibility information are available online at www.dakotacounty.us; search “immunization clinics.” Please bring all immunization records with you to the clinic.

For more information, call the Immunization Hotline at 952-891-7999.

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