Flu Shot Clinics Coming to Arlington & Volga

  • October 03, 2022

To help vaccinate rural populations, Brookings Health System will again hold influenza vaccination clinics in Arlington and Volga.

Arlington Medical Center will hold a flu shot clinic on Wed., Oct. 26 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the clinic. Walk-ins are welcome and shots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Questions can be directed to (605) 983-3283.

Volga Medical Clinic will hold a flu shot clinic on Thurs., Oct. 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the clinic. Patients are asked to make an appointment by calling (605) 627-5701.

Attendees of the clinics are asked to bring their insurance information so insurance may be processed. Medicare eligible patients who receive the flu shot will have no out-of-pocket costs. Vaccination cost is $30 for individuals wishing to pay out-of-pocket.

Oct. 1 through Mar. 31 is considered flu season in the Northern Hemisphere. 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.

More information about influenza can be found online at brookingshealth.org/Influenza.

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 & Optical, 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, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. 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.