Minneapolis has taken steps to prepare for a flu outbreak

The City of Minneapolis’ emergency preparedness plans remain in place to ensure that essential City services can be provided to residents, businesses and visitors in the event of an outbreak of the illness.

Because public health emergencies do not recognize city, county or state geographic borders, Minneapolis continues to work in partnership with other metro cities, area hospitals and health providers, and state and federal government agencies.

Seasonal flu

Getting the flu feels miserable, and can sometimes make you dangerously sick. Since the season flu season typically runs through April, it’s still a good idea to get a vaccination against the seasonal flu. To find a seasonal flu vaccine clinic, you can visit the Minnesota Department of Health’s website to find a clinic near you. Other options include calling your doctor’s office or follow link below to find a flu shot clinic.

Find a seasonal flu shot clinic (Minnesota Department of Health)

Flu Prevention

How to prevent the spread of the flu
(KSTP-TV interview with the Director of the Minneapolis Health and Family Support Department)

City Preparedness

City of Minneapolis plan for ensuring continuity of critical municipal services

Steps being taken at City facilities and by employees to reduce the likelihood of spreading or contracting the flu

Additional Resources & Information

Minneapolis Department of Health

Flu information in English (Minnesota Department of Health)

Pandemic preparation (Minnesota Department of Health)

Pandemic flu (U.S. Government website)

Last updated Aug 9, 2013