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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

CentraCare Offering Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination Clinics

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

While it is important to get a flu vaccination every year, this year it is especially important to reduce the spread of flu-like illness in our community. Since COVID-19 and influenza symptoms may seem similar, getting a flu vaccination will give people a better understanding of what to do if they start having symptoms.

To help the community get convenient care, CentraCare is now offering drive-thru flu vaccination clinics at two locations in St. Cloud and other locations throughout the region. When arriving for an appointment at a drive-thru location, patients stay in their car and a nurse comes to them. Appointments are required for all flu vaccinations.

Drive-thru flu vaccination clinics are available to those ages three and up at CentraCare – Plaza and CentraCare – St. Cloud Medical Group South. Evening and Saturday appointments are available. Call CentraCare Connect at 320-200-3200 to make an appointment.

For those who prefer, flu vaccinations are also available during in-person appointments. Contact your clinic or 320-200-3200 to make an appointment. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over six months of age. Learn more about the all the locations that offer flu vaccinations.

A drive-thru vaccination clinic was created by the CentraCare pediatric care team when the pandemic began because they wanted to make sure children would have safe access to important vaccines. Because it was so successful, CentraCare expanded this convenient option to all patients, ages three and older, looking to get their flu shot at various locations. Watch this video to learn more about pediatric drive-thru vaccinations: