Wellness On Wheels (WOW) Program
1st Thursday - Monticello High School
2nd Tuesday - Delano Senior Center
3rd Thursday - Annandale City Hall
4th Tuesday - Cokato Library
We will be INSIDE the building so please come in and see us! See the below link for the full year schedule and full explanation of services provided.
2017 Schedule of Sites
The Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Program promotes healthy living for individuals and families by providing teaching, guidance, support, screenings, and immunizations.
Services provided by the WOW Van do not replace regular visits to a medical provider. Please call 763-682-7516 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Recommended Immunization Schedules
Metro Area Immunization ClinicsJuly - December 2017
- Blood Pressure ~ Cholesterol*
- Diabetes ~ Pregnancy Test
- Hemoglobin ~ Lead**
- Mantoux Test (Tuberculosis Screening)
- Car Seat Check**
- Community Resources
- Hemoglobin A1C
- Dental Fluoride Treatment*
- Radon Test Kit ~ Well Testing Kit
** Appointment Required
Influenza: A Potentially Deadly Disease Underestimated in Its Severity
Flu shots now available through the WOW Program
Winter colds and coughs can make you feel miserable, but influenza, also referred to as the flu, can take miserable to a whole other level.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza can cause serious complications that can lead to death.
Flu can also make chronic medical problems worse. For example, people with asthma may experience asthma attacks while they have the flu, and people with chronic heart disease may experience a worsening of this condition triggered by flu.
Make your appointment to
GET SCREENED TODAY! (763) 682-7516
Influenza season starts now! Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting vaccinated.
What is influenza (flu)?
Influenza (flu) is a respiratory illness caused by viruses that attack the lungs, nose, and throat. These viruses are very different from those that cause stomach upset and diarrhea or the “stomach flu”. Flu symptoms can be mild or severe, but typically cause a cough, sore throat, body aches, and fever. Usually, influenza is more severe than a cold, and symptoms start very suddenly. Most healthy people will recover from influenza without complication, but certain people are at risk for severe complications such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, and hospitalization. Children under the age of 2, adults over 65, pregnant women,and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk for developing serious complications from the flu. 3,952 influenza related hospitalizations, 385 influenza-like illness outbreaks in schools, and 2 pediatric deaths have occurred during the 2016-2017 flu season.
Who should get vaccinated?
It is recommended that everyone 6 months of age and older get vaccinated against influenza every year. Children between 6 months and 8 years of age may need a second dose to be fully protected. Your Health Care Provider can help you determine if your child needs two doses this season.
When should I get vaccinated?
As soon as it is available. The typical flu season begins in October and lasts through April. It can take up to two weeks to build immunity after vaccination, but you can benefit from the vaccine even if you don’t receive it until after the flu season starts.
Can I get the flu from the flu vaccine?
No. You may develop a mild fever or have general discomfort for a short time after vaccination. This is a sign that your body is developing an immune response to the vaccine; it is not the flu. Because there are so many viruses circulating around the time flu season begins, it is possible to get sick with a different virus around the same time you get vaccinated against the flu.
What type of flu vaccine is available this year?
Due to changes in recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the FluMist should not be used during the 2017-2018 flu season. Trivalent vaccine contains three strains of influenza (two A strains and one B strain) and is available this season. Quadrivalent vaccine contains four strains of influenza (two A strains and two B strains) and is also available. High Dose Trivalent vaccine is available for individuals over the age of 65 and contains three strains (two A strains and one B strain). Each strain of the high dose vaccine contains four times the amount of antigen than the quadrivalent, which is thought to develop a stronger immune response for older adults. Wright County Public Health offers quadrivalent vaccine and trivalent high dose vaccine.
Where can I get my flu shot?
You can come to any WOW Van site to receive your flu vaccine: 1st Thursday – Monticello High School 3-7 pm, 2nd Tuesday – Delano Senior Center 2-6 pm, 3rd Thursday – Annandale City Hall 2-6 pm, 4th Tuesday – Cokato Library 2-6 pm. We accept most private insurance plans and are able to bill Medicare supplements. Call 763-682-7516 to check if we take your insurance and make an appointment.