Flu Season and Immunization

Keep your family healthy and happy.

While it is always important to get your annual influenza (flu) vaccination, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic makes getting your flu shot this season even more important than ever. Influenza can be a serious—even life-threatening illness. Young children, pregnant women and people age 65 and over are at high risk for serious complications from the flu.

Getting vaccinated protects you, your family and your community by reducing spread of influenza. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends an annual influenza vaccination for everyone age 6 months and older.

HFM offers the following influenza vaccines:

  • Quadrivalent Flu vaccine-offers coverage against 4 strains of the influenza virus
  • High Dose Flu vaccine- a more concentrated formulation that offers coverage against 3 strains of the influenza virus

Where to get a flu shot

We offer flu and pneumonia shots at the following locations:

HFM Pharmacy

1650 S 41st Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
(920) 320-4400

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Details:

  • Call HFM Pharmacy to schedule a flu shot appointment or walk in anytime during regular business hours
  • Available for ages 16 and older
  • Payable by cash or private prescription insurance accepted.
  • $0 copay with most insurance plans
  • Pneumonia and other vaccines available

HFM Pediatrics

4303 Michigan Avenue

Manitowoc, WI 54220

(920) 320-2436

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Details:

  • Available for all recommended patients under 18.
  • $0 copay with most insurance plans

HFM Pediatrics will be offering extended hours on the following dates for flu vaccinations.

  • September 30, 8:30-5 pm
  • October 1, 8:30-5 pm
  • October 6, 2-6 pm
  • October 8, 2-6 pm
  • October 14, 2-6 pm
  • October 15, 2-6 pm
  • October 22, 8:30-5 pm
  • October 23, 2-5 pm
  • October 26, 3-6 pm
  • October 27, 3-6 pm

HFM Primary Care

(920) 320-2436

Harbor Town Flu Shot Clinic

1650 S 41st Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220

  • 9/22/20
  • 10/15/20
  • Time 7:30am-4:30pm

Lakefront Flu Shot Clinic

800 Lakefront Way
Two Rivers, WI 54241

  • 9/24/20
  • 10/14/20
  • Time 7:30am-4:30pm

Details:

  • Available for all recommended patients.
  • $0 copay with most insurance plans

Good Health Habits for Flu Prevention

An annual vaccine is the single best way to prevent the seasonal flu. But good health habits are important to help prevent respiratory illness like the flu and COVID-19. The current COVID-19 guidelines are a great place to start. Here are some tips to remember:

  • Practice social distancing. Keep a 6-foot distance between yourself and others. Avoid large social gatherings.
  • Wear a mask when in public and be sure it covers your nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick. Avoid going to work, school or running errands to prevent those around you from getting sick.
  • Wash your hands often to protect picking up or spreading flu germs.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, as this is an easy way for germs to spread.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Practice other good health habits like getting plenty of sleep, being physically active, managing stress, drinking plenty of water and eating nutritious food.

Influenza vs COVID-19

Influenza and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses. However, they are caused by different viruses.

The symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, so it may be hard to tell the difference. The table​ below from the CDC compares COVID-19 and flu. Click on the link for more information from the CDC on flu vs COVID-19.

You provider may also recommend a test for flu or COVID-19.