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.

Curbside Care is Here

Benzonia

6051 Frankfort Highway
Benzonia, MI 49616

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Shelby

119 South State Street
Shelby, MI 49455

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Traverse City

10767 Traverse Highway
Traverse City, MI 49684

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Call our FLU SHOT HOTLINE at (231) 642-5292 to schedule an appointment or drop-in for a curbside flu shot.

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!

Fox Motors
3258 US-31
Traverse City, MI 49684

It’s Up to You to Stop the Flu.

Get your flu shot. Share info with others. Help fight the flu in Northwest Michigan.

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:
    1. Health care workers
    2. Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
    3. Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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A message from our CEO:

We at NMHSI want to assure our patients and public that we are here for you. We are responding to rapidly-evolving recommendations regarding COVID-19 to assure the safety of our healthcare staff and community. We remain open and available to serve medical and behavioral health patients. We are pre-screening patients who present with fevers and cough, and triaging them out of our clinics for the most appropriate testing and follow-up. Responding to the recommendations of the Michigan Dental Association, we are now able to provide preventive dental services again, and are scheduling our existing patients whose appointments were cancelled previously. As always our medical, dental and behavioral health staff are available to our patients in our clinics and by phone at (231) 947-0351.

NMHSI is doing drive-through COVID testing at the Traverse City Clinic, 10767 E. Traverse Hwy. and at the Shelby Clinic at 119 S. State Street in partnership with Benzie-Leelanau Health Department and District Health Department #10. Anyone interested in being tested can call our COVID Test Hotline at 231-642-5292 for an appointment.

To support our patients and community who are suffering from increased anxiety and depression during COVID, we have a COVID Stress Warm Line. Call 231-655-3867 to speak to a counselor 8-4 M-F.

We will continue to post updates on Facebook and communicate changes to our patients through text, email, patient portal and phone contact.

Visit our COVID-19 page for more information.