Click on the Area Vaccine Locator to see where flu vaccine is in the Fargo-Moorhead area, and around North Dakota.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that anyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, especially:
1. Children aged 6 months and up
2. Pregnant women
3. People 50 years of age and older
4. People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
5. People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
6. People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
a. Health care workers
b. Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
c. Household contacts and caregivers of children less than 5 years of age with particular emphasis on vaccinating contacts of children less than 6 months of age (these children are at higher risk of flu-related complications)
There are some people who should not get a flu vaccine without first consulting a physician. These include:
• People who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs.
• People who have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination.
• People who developed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) within 6 weeks of getting an influenza vaccine.
• Children less than 6 months of age (influenza vaccine is not approved for this age group), and
• People who have a moderate-to-severe illness with a fever (they should wait until they recover to get vaccinated.)