Children's has teamed up with Kohl's Cares, a division of Kohl's department stores, to make flu prevention and education simple for families. Since 2009, Kohl's Cares has awarded grants to Children's to fund the Kohl's Cares and Children's Flu Prevention Project. The project offers flu vaccine clinics and educational assemblies around the Twin Cities to teach children about flu prevention.
Learn more about our partnership with Kohl's.
The following links provide more information about the flu, why it’s important for you and your child to get vaccinated, handwashing tips and more.
- Influenza: The basics
- Influenza: The numbers
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Seasonal influenza information
- Minnesota Department of Health: Local flu information
- Handwashing tips
- MPR: "The amazing flu" article
- Here's the 411 on the flu
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Flu prevention tips
The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated. The flu vaccine is 70 to 90 percent effective in preventing influenza.
There are two types of flu vaccines available. Learn which flu vaccine is right for your child.
Other tips to keep your family safe and healthy include:
- Wash your hands
- Cover your cough and sneeze
- Stay home from work, school or childcare when sick
Flu vaccine clinics
The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated. The flu vaccine is 70 to 90 percent effective in preventing influenza. Children's encourages everyone 6 months of age and older to get vaccinated against influenza, and offers many ways for your child to get vaccinated.
Visit the Children's general pediatric clinics on our Minneapolis or St. Paul campuses and at any of our aligned pediatric clinics throughout the Twin Cities. Find a location near you.
Clinics throughout Minnesota
There are many flu vaccine clinics offered throughout Minnesota. Find a location near you.
As part of the Kohl's Cares and Children's Flu Prevention Project, area schools in Minneapolis and
St. Paul have the opportunity to host flu vaccine clinics for students and their families throughout the months of September through December.
If your school is interested in setting up a flu vaccine clinic this year, please contact
Kathy Como-Sabetti at 651-220-5555.
Kohl's Cares and Children's Flu Prevention Project
Influenza is now widespread in Minnesota. Learn more from the Children's director of infection prevention.
Children's has taken the necessary steps to limit exposure to our patients and their families. We have restricted our visitor policy at both our Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses, as well as The Mother Baby Center. We are also dedicated to helping you and your family stay healthy and safe from the flu. That's why we've teamed up with Kohl's Cares to provide education and resources to help make flu prevention simple.
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a serious respiratory illness. Symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, congestion, a runny nose and, in extreme cases, death. Vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. Children's offers many ways for your child to get vaccinated. Find a location »
To learn more about influenza, tips for prevention and videos to help teach your kids, click on the links below. If you have additional questions about the flu, please contact Children's Flu Prevention team at 651-220-5555.
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