Be A Flu Fighter!
Protect yourself and those around you.
FLU SHOTS ARE AVAILABLE AT NO COST.
WHERE can you get the flu shot?
Northwest Michigan Health Services is offering curbside, no cost flu shots, at their Traverse City, Benzonia and Shelby locations. Simply drive-up, wear a mask, answer a few questions, roll-up your sleeve and receive a curbside flu shot, without leaving your car!
Flu shots are offered at no cost.
POP-UP Flu Shot Events
We’re bringing flu shots to you! Check back for updates to our pop-up locations throughout the community. Follow us on Facebook for updates too!
NOVEMBER 21, 2020 Toys for Tots Kick-Off
Drive through flu shots from 12-2pm.
No cost flu vaccines without leaving your car!
Traverse City, MI 49684
It’s Up to You to Stop the Flu.
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WHO should get the flu shot?
In general, anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu should get vaccinated. It is strongly recommended that the following people get vaccinated each year:
- Everyone age 6 months or older
- Pregnant women
- People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
- People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
- People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
- Health care workers
- Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
- Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)
WHEN is the best time to get the Flu shot?
RIGHT NOW! It is best to get your flu vaccine before flu season starts to peak, giving the antibodies in the vaccine time to fully develop in your body and fight off specific influenza viruses.
Remember that the flu vaccine lasts for one flu season, and you should get your flu vaccine each year.
WHY get the Flu Shot?
Flu vaccinations prevent illnesses, medical visits, hospitalizations and deaths each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the flu vaccine reduces your risk, along with your loved ones and your co-workers, of getting the flu by 40 - 60 percent. The flu vaccine has also been shown in several studies to reduce severity of illness, if you were to get the flu.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s never been more important to get a flu vaccine. By reducing flu illnesses, we open up vital medical resources for those devastated by COVID-19. We reduce the strain on health care workers, first responders and essential workers.
By protecting yourself, you are also protecting others.More Information
WHAT is the flu?
Influenza (Flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
The flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. The antibodies help to fight off the specific influenza (flu) viruses, decreasing your chances of getting the flu.
HOW can I prevent the Flu?
Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu. Everyday preventive actions can help fight illness, like the flu.