Health experts urge all who can to get their flu shot
This year’s flu season coincides with the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing the risk of developing a respiratory illness with potentially serious complications.
Fortunately, a safe, effective vaccine already exists for the seasonal flu and is updated each year in anticipation of the most prevalent flu strains.
The flu shot has proven benefits for people of all ages and is the best defense against the influenza virus. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated, including pregnant women. Each year, the flu vaccine prevents millions of adults and children from getting sick with this serious and potentially life-threatening virus.
Community partners have teamed up to offer drive-through flu vaccine clinics in communities across Northern Michigan so individuals can get vaccinated without even getting out of their car.
Tuesday, November 24, 12 - 6 p.m.
Grayling Fire Department
W. North Down River Rd., Grayling, MI 49738
Serving ages 6 months +
*Events indicated with an asterisk will have the option to bill insurances for the vaccine, if available, but participants will not be charged any fees. Participants do not have to have insurance to receive a free flu vaccine at any of these events. Face coverings are required at all events.
For those who have not received their flu shot and who cannot make an event, additional clinics are available through local health departments or by calling your primary care provider.
These events are made possible by several partners, including the Benzie-Leelanau Health Department, District Health Department #10, Grand Traverse District Health Department, Manton Adolescent Wellness Center, Mesick Adolescent Wellness Center, Munson Healthcare, Northwest Michigan Health Services, Viking Wellness Center, Visiting Nurses Association, and the Wexford Adolescent Wellness Center.