Mayo Clinic has flu vaccine appointments starting next week

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — Mayo Clinic Health System of La Crosse will offer flu vaccines to patients age 6 months and older starting next week.

Patients can schedule a flu vaccine appointment beginning Monday for vaccines, which are available starting Sept. 28.

“Now, more than ever, Mayo Clinic and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend all people 6 months and older get flu vaccinations,” says Dr. Paul Molling, Family Physician and administrator at Mayo Clinic Health System. “The best way to protect yourself and others from getting the flu is to get vaccinated each year.”

Patients can also ask for a flu vaccine during any existing appointment in southwest Wisconsin.

“Like COVID-19, influenza is a virus that causes respiratory illness and symptoms can range from mild to severe or life-threatening in children and adults,” adds Molling. “However, the two illnesses are not the same, and the CDC website outlines all differences between the two.”

Patients also may call 608-392-9633 to schedule an influenza only vaccine appointment at one of these locations:
  • Arcadia: 895 S. Dettloff Dr.
  • Caledonia: 701 N. Sprague St.
  • Holmen: 1303 Main St. S.
  • La Crosse: 800 West Ave., S.
  • Onalaska: 191 Theater Rd.
  • Prairie du Chien: 800 E. Blackhawk Ave.
  • Sparta: 310 W. Main St.
  • Tomah: 325 Butts Ave.

A walk-in flu clinic will be held in La Crosse, 630 10th St., S., on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 28 through Oct. 28, from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Initial COVID-19 doses and the booster vaccine will be offered at the flu clinic. If an appointment is preferred, it must be scheduled online through Patient Online Services or the Mayo Clinic App.