Immunization Clinics

Monthly Clinic Locations

Immunization Clinics are scheduled in 3 Communities. These include

  • Lakota: Community Room, Courthouse on 2nd Tuesday from 9:30 - 10:30 AM
  • McVille: Health Unit office on 3rd Tuesday from 9:30 - 10:30 AM
  • Cooperstown: City Hall Meeting Room on 4th Tuesday from 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Appointments can also be done on an individual basis by calling 701.322.5624. On occasion, dates may change due to scheduling conflicts. No appointment needed for the monthly clinics. Parents should bring their child's immunization record books for staff to update if vaccines are given.


Vaccine Information Statements

Below are the Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) on vaccines provided through our office. Please call if you have questions.

Your Childs First Vaccines

DTaP (If given with Polio for Kindergarten set, brand is Kinrix)

Hepatitis A - HAV

Hepatitis B - HBV


HPV-Gardasil 9


Meningitis Vaccine - Menactra (MCV)


MMRV (ProQuad)

Pneumonia - PPSV23


Prevnar - PCV13




Varicella - Chickenpox

Zoster - Shingles


2017 Spring School Clinics

School immunization clinics are being scheduled at your local school. The Parent Letter will be distributed as soon as dates are confirmed. Please return the consent form and the bottom of the parent letter to the school as soon as possible to ensure adequate vaccine is brought with.

Vaccine Information Statements for each individual vaccine are available by clicking on the link above. Please read before your child receives the vaccine.

If you have any questions about your insurance coverage, contact your insurance provider.

  • Dakota Prairie School District will be Thursday, March 9, 2017
  • Lakota School District will be Friday, March 10, 2017
  • Griggs County Central School District will be Friday, April 7, 2017
  • Midkota Elementary will be Thursday afternoon, April 27, 2017





General Information & School Located Influenza Clinics

Influenza (flu) is a serious disease of the nose, throat, and lungs. It can make you sick for a week or longer with coughing, fever, aching, and more. It can lead to pneumonia and make already existing health problems such as diabetes, asthma, and heart disease worse.

Each year in the U.S. about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes. Getting a flu shot is the BEST way to protect you from the flu.

Everyone who is 6 months or older can benefit from the protection of a flu shot.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that the following people especially get vaccinated each year because they are at high risk of serious flu complications:

● People who are 50 years or older

● People of any age who have ever had a heart attack, have heart disease, have lung disease such as asthma, emphysema or chronic bronchitis; have diabetes, HIV, a blood disorder, kidney disease, or a weakened immune system

● Children age 6 months and older until their 18th birthday

● Pregnant women

● People who live in nursing homes or assisted living facilities

● People who have health problems that make it difficult to breathe or swallow

CDC also recommends that people who care for or live with anyone listed above get a flu vaccine. This includes healthcare workers. Getting a flu vaccine will help stop you from bringing the virus home or to work and infecting others.

The flu shot helps your body fight the viruses that cause the flu. It does this by teaching your immune system to recognize flu viruses, so that it is “primed” or ready, to fight the disease if you are exposed to it.

Most of the time, the flu shot will prevent the flu. In scientific studies, the effectiveness of the flu shot has ranged from 70% to 90% in healthy people younger than age 65 when there is a good match between circulating viruses and those in the vaccine. The vaccine may be less effective in older people or people with weakened immune systems. However, these people still benefit from getting the vaccine because it helps prevents severe illness, hospitalization and death from the flu.

The most common side effects are soreness or redness where the shot was given. These symptoms go away in a few days. Other side effects such as fever or aches are extremely rare. In clinical trials, there was no difference in side effects between people who got the vaccine and people who got a placebo (“sugar pill”). The risk of severe allergic reaction is less than 1 in 4 million.

Nelson-Griggs District Health Unit will also be one of the public health units offering school-located influenza clinics. Parents will need to provide their insurance information to bill them or Medicaid number for billing. If parents don’t have insurance, their insurance doesn’t cover vaccines or their child is Native American, the suggested donation is $20.99. Parents should watch for more upcoming information as they will need to complete consent forms prior to Health Unit staff administering the vaccine.

Costs depend on the type of vaccine you receive. Please call us for specific prices. We will bill Medicare (including some Humana plans), Medicaid or Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND when you provide your number. Check with your health insurance company if unsure if they cover vaccines. Some will NOT cover if out of network.


Dates and Locations are:

Community Clinics

2017 Flu Poster

We will also be offering the 2 kinds of pneumonia vaccine if you are in need. Adults 65 years of age and older should have 1 of each kind of vaccine with the Prevnar (PCV-13) given first and Pneumovax (PPSV-23) given 1 year later. We will check your immunization status through the secure online system or ask you check with your local health care provider.


School Located Clinics

Nelson-Griggs District Health Unit will be holding Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Vaccination Clinics for area students. All students in Kindergarten through 6th grade will receive envelopes in school. Letters will also be mailed out to all families having students in grades 7 - 12.

There will be NO FluMist given this year.

PARENTS: Please return the forms to the school as soon as possible.

Midkota School District - Binford:Thursday, October 5th; Beginning 1:00 PM

Lakota School District: Friday, October 6th, Beginning at the Elementary School at 9:00 AM and then to the High School

Dakota Prairie School District: Thursday, October 12th; Beginning at the High School in Petersburg, 9:00 AM, then going to the Elementary School in McVille .

Griggs Co. Central School District: Friday, October 13th; Beginning 9:00 AM.


Adult Vaccination Forms will be brought by NGDHU Staff. Please bring your Medicare or Health Insurance card with for us to verify.

If you have other questions, please call Nelson-Griggs District Health Unit at 701.322.5624 or email to have forms mailed. You may also call the office cell phone at 701.230.3219 if we aren't in the office. You can also call the Health Unit to schedule an individual appointment to get your flu vaccination.


School-Located Influenza Letters

Parent Letter

Influenza Information Statement

Child Consent Form

Form Notice of Privacy


Vaccine Information Statements and Consents

Everyone should read the specific Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) prior to receiving any vaccine. If additional questions, contact your local health care provider. The VIS statement for influenza given by injection (shot) is listed above. The Student Influenza Consent Form used for students can be printed off if you have additional kids needing flu vaccine.
































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