Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health 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 helps 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

Carris Health Offering Drive-Thru Flu Vaccines

Published in News

Author: Staff

While it is important to get a flu vaccine 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 vaccine will give people a better understanding of what to do if they start having symptoms.

To help the community get convenient care, Carris Health is offering a new option this year with drive-thru flu vaccines in Willmar, New London and Redwood Falls. CentraCare also offers drive-thru 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 vaccines.

Drive-thru flu vaccine appointments are available to those ages three and up at:

  • Carris Health - Willmar Main Clinic on Saturday, October 3 and Saturday, October 17. More drive-thru dates may be added in the future.
  • Carris Health - New London Clinic by appointment two days per week
  • Carris Health - Redwood Clinics by appointment.

Flu vaccines are also available during in-person appointments. To schedule an appointment time, contact your clinic location Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. for further details at that location.

  • Carris Health - New London Clinic: 320-354-2222
  • Carris Health - Redwood Clinic: 507-637-2985
  • Carris Health - Willmar Lakeland Clinic:320-235-7232
  • Carris Health - Willmar Main Clinic: 320-231-6358

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over six months of age.