Community Flu Clinics Planned in Volga, White & Arlington

Posted: 10/17/2016

Brookings Health System will hold community flu shot clinics at the local health provider offices in Volga, White and Arlington to help protect patients from the influenza virus.

Volga Medical Clinic will offer flu vaccines from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25; White Medical Clinic will administer flu shots from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26. and Arlington Medical Center will immunize patients from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

The CDC recommends everyone who is at least six months of age receive an annual influenza vaccination. It is especially recommended for individuals who have a high risk of developing serious complications, like pneumonia, if they become sick with the flu. This includes pregnant women, people age 65 and older and people with certain medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, or chronic lung disease.

Cost at all locations is $30 with no out-of-pocket costs for Medicare eligible patients. Walk-ins are welcomed; shots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information, call Volga Medical Clinic at (605) 627-5701, White Medical Clinic at (605) 629-3333 or Arlington Medical Center at (605) 983-3283.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.