Flu/H1N1/Swine Flu

Allina Launches H1N1 News and Info Twitter Account

[Allina Newsroom, Oct. 16, 2009] Allina Hospitals & Clinics has created a Twitter account specifically to share H1N1 news and information with links to the sources. The account is @AllinaH1N1. Allina will post its own H1N1 information regarding care and immunization programs, as well as H1N1 information from the Minnesota Department of Health and the […]

Good Question: Why Is Mercury In Flu Shots?

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 15, 2009] As the first round of H1N1 influenza vaccine arrives for children in the Twin Cities, there are questions about what’s inside the vaccine. Why is there mercury in many types of flu shots? “It’s part of a compound called Thimerosal,” said Shane Madsen, clinical pharmacy manager at United Hospital in St. […]

H1N1 Spreading Quickly in Minnesota

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 14, 2009] H1N1 continues to spread quickly across Minnesota. Nearly 700 confirmed cases have now been reported and many hospitals and clinics are struggling to keep pace. Colleen Hay, 17, left school early Wednesday to come to Allina Medical Clinic-Woodbury saying the sickness spreading around school last week finally caught up with her. […]

H1N1 Vaccines Trickle into Minnesota

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 10, 2009] Minnesota health officials are asking for patience from people waiting to get the H1N1 vaccine. The state’s first H1N1 vaccine supply of 30,000 doses went quickly–and all of it to health care workers on the front lines of the flu fight. Another batch of 30,000 doses arrives in Minnesota next week. Allina […]

Looking for H1N1 shot? You’ll have to get in line

[Star Tribune, Oct. 9, 2009] A second shipment of H1N1 flu vaccine is headed to Minnesota next week, but state health officials have a message for all the people who are clamoring for it: Don’t call your clinic — they’ll call you. Allina Medical Clinics, Park Nicollet and Fairview Health Services all said they have received and […]

Looking for H1N1 shot? You'll have to get in line

[Star Tribune, Oct. 9, 2009] A second shipment of H1N1 flu vaccine is headed to Minnesota next week, but state health officials have a message for all the people who are clamoring for it: Don’t call your clinic — they’ll call you. Allina Medical Clinics, Park Nicollet and Fairview Health Services all said they have received and […]

Clinic is seeing more H1N1 cases

[AllinaNews, Oct. 6, 2009] Allina Medical Clinic – Coon Rapids pediatrician, Dr. Kara Larson says she is seeing more patients with suspected H1N1 flu than even a week ago. Watch this exclusive AllinaNews video here or on Allina’s YouTube channel. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlYS7w8eZj0]

Allina Prepared for H1N1/Swine Flu

[KARE-TV, Sept. 30, 2009] Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. That’s the mantra around Minnesota as health care providers ready for the H1N1 flu. That includes the Allina Call Center which is ready if the volume of calls for appointments and information grows beyond normal numbers. Read the story at KARE 11’s […]

Don’t See Doctor When Sick?

[KMSP-TV Fox 9 News, Sept. 16, 2009] We are heading into flu season and the Centers for Disease Control are already saying it’s widespread in Minnesota. But, hospitals and clinics are asking some people who are sick not to get checked out. Lynn Berg, with Allina Medical Clinic, knows it goes against common sense. So […]

Minnesota Preps for Seasonal Flu, H1N1

[KMSP-TV & KSTP-TV, Aug. 26, 2009] Minnesota health officials say they are ready to take on a difficult flu season , including seasonal flu and H1N1 flu, but they don’t know how bad it will be. State health officials said flu cases will depend on how well the vaccine for ordinary seasonal flu matches the […]