Walk-in flu shots

Flu shots are being offered without appointments this week and next at Essentia Health’s First Street Building, 420 E. First St.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The flu-shot booths also will be open from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday.

The Essentia Health-Lakewalk Clinic and neighborhood clinics in Hermantown, Lakeside, Proctor and West Duluth will have the same flu-shot hours during the rest of this week and next, but won’t be open on Saturday. Regional flu-clinic schedules are available online at essentiahealth.org.

The cost of the flu shot is covered by Medicare Part B, Medicaid and most private insurance companies. It’s a good idea for patients to wear short-sleeved or sleeveless clothing when they come for their shot.