Influenza (also known as flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly.
People who are sick with flu often feel some or all of these symptoms;
- fever* or feeling feverish/chills (though, it’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever)
- sore throat
- runny or stuffy nose
- muscle or body aches
- fatigue (or tiredness)
Getting a flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu and it potentially serious complications. CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated.
2019-2020 Flu Clinics
Otter Tail County Public Health offers influenza clinics at many small communities in Otter Tail County and also all School Districts. You can be prepared for your clinic and have your paperwork ready. Fill out this form and bring with you to your clinic.
Otter Tail County Communities
Otter Tail Community Clinics will be held on October 14th in the communities of Elizabeth, Erhard, Vergas, and Underwood and October 17th in the communities of Dalton, Clitherall, Vining, Urbank, Deer Creek, and Bluffton. For the full details of locations and times please see the Community Flu Clinics Flyer.
|Elizabeth||Community Center||October 14th, 2019||9:00-9:30|
|Erhard||Town Hall||October 14th, 2019||9:45-10:15|
|Vergas||Community Center||October 14th, 2019||11:00-11:30|
|Dalton||Community Center||October 17th, 2019||9:00-9:30|
|Clitherall||Council Rooms||October 17th, 2019||10:15-10:45|
|Vining||Community Center||October 17th, 2019||11:15-11:45|
|Urbank||Community Center||October 17th, 2019||1:00-1:30|
|Deer Creek||Community Center||October 17th, 2019||2:30-3:00|
|Bluffton||Community Center||October 17th, 2019||3:30-4:00|
|Underwood||Underwood School||October 23rd, 2019||2:30-4:00|
Otter Tail County School Districts
Otter Tail County Public Health partners with each of the School districts in Otter Tail County to help provide access to the Flu Vaccine. Please see the full schedule of when Otter Tail County Public Health will be in your School District. If you have questions please contact your school nurse or Otter Tail County Public Health.
Influenza Vaccine is available for all children at the school clinic, regardless of insurance coverage. Minnesota Vaccines For Children (MNVFC) vaccine will be available for those without vaccine coverage.
A parent/guardian is required to be present for all kids 4th grade and below to receive their vaccination.
|Underwood School||October 23rd, 2019||2:30-4:00|
|Henning School||November 12th, 2019||2:30-3:30|
|New York Mills School||November 13th, 2019||2:30-4:00|
|Battle Lake School||November 14th, 2019||2:00-4:00|
|Parkers Prairie High School||November 18th, 2019||1:30-2:30|
|Parkers Prairie Elementary||November 18th, 2019||3:00-4:00|
|Pelican Rapids High School||November 19th, 2019||2:15-3:15|
|Pelican Rapids Elementary||November 19th, 2019||3:30-4:15|
|Fergus Falls Kennedy School||November 20th, 2019||1:00-2:30|
|Fergus Falls Cleveland School||November 20th, 2019||3:00-4:30|
|Perham High School||November 21st, 2019||11:15-12:30|
|Perham Middle School||November 21st, 2019||1:00-2:30|
|Perham Elementary||November 21st, 2019||3:00-4:30|