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A sign outside the Fairview Clinic in Eden Prairie points drivers entering a parking lot toward the clinic and pharmacy.

Fairview Health Services has administered more than 70,000 free flu shots to people in underserved communities.

"As the lead agency of the Minnesota Immunization Networking Initiative (MINI), Fairview collaborates with the Minnesota Department of Health and other community groups to provide influenza vaccinations at no charge for uninsured and underserved populations throughout the Twin Cities metro area," according to a news release.

"Vaccinations are available at community-based clinics held at faith communities, homeless shelters and other sites that provide services to those in need. Licensed health care professionals volunteer their time to provide the vaccinations."

This year, Fairview is providing free flu shots to individuals ages 6 months and older in Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Brooklyn Center, Carver, Chaska, Crystal, Eagan, Maplewood, Minneapolis, Princeton, Richfield, Roseville, St. Paul, Shakopee and Shoreview. The MINI clinics will run through January 2018. For more information, contact Pat Peterson, Fairview faith community outreach manager, at Ppeters1@fairview.org or 612-706-4562.

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