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Flu Rates Skyrocket: Where to Get Flu Shots in Eden Prairie

More than 500 people have been hospitalized this flu season in Minnesota. Five people have died in the state as a result of the flu, including a young St. Louis Park girl.

 

The flu is sickening—and killing—people across the United States. Some cases in Minnesota have resulted in death.

A month ago, the Google flu trends graph listed Minnesota activity as "high." Now the graph is pegged above "intense."

On Tuesday, 14-year-old Carly Christenson of St. Louis Park died of flu-related complications.

Before Tuesday, The Minnesota Department of Health reported four deaths in the state so far this flu season (as of Dec. 29, 2012). One of those who died also was a teenager: Max Schwolert, 17, of Texas, died Dec. 29 while hospitalized in St. Paul after becoming sick with the flu. He had been visiting relatives in Wisconsin, the Star Tribune reported.

The Minnesota Department of Public Health's website said that as of Jan. 3, 578 persons have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza. However, an Associated Press story said 900 people have been hospitalized as of Wednesday, according to State Epidemiologist Brad Krier.

In the last week of December, 226 people alone were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza.

If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Eden Prairie that offer the vaccine:

Cub Foods

Fairview

Park Nicollet

Target Pharmacy

Walgreens

  • 8240 Flying Cloud Drive
  • 16395 Wagner Way
  • 10180 Hennepin Town Road

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following information:

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