Washtenaw County Health Department to offer no cost flu vaccines at several locations

A nurse practitioner prepares a flu vaccination for a patient at the CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic on Sept. 3, 2020 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

YPSILANTI, Mich. – The Washtenaw County Health Department (WCHD) will offer free flu vaccines to community members during several events over the next few weeks.

Vaccines offered at the WCHD protect against four strains of the flu. It is recommended that everyone six-months-old and older get the flu vaccine every year.

All of the WCDH events are no cost drive-thru events.

“We don’t know how severe the flu season will be this year,” said WCHD medical director Juan Luiz Marquez in a release. “But we know COVID-19 will still be circulating. It is especially important for everyone eligible to get their flu vaccine this year. Good vaccine coverage and continued use of handwashing, face coverings, and social distance are our best strategies for reducing the impact of flu locally.”

Community members going to the health department events should bring identification as well as insurance cards. Those without insurance will still be able to receive vaccines with no out-of-pocket costs.

Injectable shots and nasal mist are expected to be available at the WCHD events.

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Here’s where you can find the WCHD flu shots:

Oct 3
1:30-4:30 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi
2250 E. Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor
Oct. 5
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
WCHD Parking Lot
555 Towner St.
Oct. 8
1-5 p.m.
Emanuel United Church of Christ
324 W. Main St.
Oct. 10
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
N. Huron Parking Lot
29 N. Huron St.
Oct. 15
5-7:30 p.m.
Coachville Mobile Home Park
3423 Carpenter Rd.
Oct. 17
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
(Former) Whitmore Lake Middle School
8877 Main St.
Whitmore Lake
Oct. 19
1-5 p.m.
Christian Love Fellowship Church
1601 Stamford Rd.
Superior Twp
Oct. 22
5-7:30 p.m.
Westridge Mobile Home Park
1515 Ridge Rd.
Superior Twp
Nov. 2
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
WCHD Parking Lot
555 Towner St.

Spanish interpreters will be available during the Oct. 3, Oct. 15, and Oct. 22 events in partnership with Mexiquenses.

Community partners are also offering flu shots for specific groups.

Find a list of flu vaccine events and community partner events at washtenaw.org/flushots.

Two of the community flu vaccine events we posted about earlier today have been cancelled (10/3 and 10/4 at Christ the...

Posted by Washtenaw County Health Department on Wednesday, September 30, 2020


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