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

Flu Vaccine Clinics

Carris Health clinics are now offering nurse-only appointments for the influenza vaccine.

A variety of dates and times are available. To schedule an appointment time, please contact your clinic Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm for further details at that location.

Appointments and walk-ins for the COVID-19 vaccine, boosters and flu vaccines are also available at the Carris Health – Willmar Main Clinic, 101 Willmar Ave SW, Willmar, Minn. on:

  • 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Call 320-200-3200 or 320-231-6358 to schedule an appointment.

Important Reminders

  • The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months.
  • No other health concerns will be addressed.
  • A limited supply of FluMist nasal spray flu vaccine is available to patients ages 2-18.
  • High-dose vaccines are not available this year. Recent information from the CDC does not suggest a preference for any vaccine for people over the age of 65. For this reason, CentraCare recommends the same dose of flu vaccine for all.
  • If you are in need of other immunizations while getting your flu vaccine, we can review those with you at that time.
  • For information on influenza (flu) visit the Minnesota Department of Health website.
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