Community Flu Clinics Planned in White, Volga & Arlington

Posted: 10/2/2017

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

White Medical Clinic will administer flu shots from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Corner Gas and Goodies. Free Million Hearts screening will also be available.

Volga Medical Clinic will offer flu vaccines from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the clinic. Arlington Medical Center will immunize patients from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at their clinic location.

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.

Vaccinations can be billed to health insurance providers; please bring along insurance information. Medicare eligible patients have no out-of-pocket costs. Walk-ins are welcomed; shots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information, call White Medical Clinic at (605) 629-3333, Volga Medical Clinic at (605) 627-5701 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.