Free flu shots

Free flu shots are available to infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers ages six months to 59 months from November 27 through December 3 at the SD Health Department's local community health-nursing offices. The free shots are part of the state's observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week.

Parents can contact their local office to schedule a shot or learn about scheduled clinics. To find the office nearest you, call 1-800-738-2301.

Parents should know that a booster shot is needed one month after the first shot if the child is receiving the flu vaccine for the first time.