Fewer Michiganders are getting the flu vaccine this year. That could spell a rougher season.
Flu vaccinations are more than 26% behind where they were last year, as of the end of October, according to the state’s Flu Vaccination Dashboard. As of Nov. 10, 2,069,527 Michigan residents have received a flu vaccine, far below the state’s goal of nearly 4 million vaccinations. Combined with relaxed relaxed COVID-19 restrictions, health officials say the low vaccination rates could lead to a much rougher flu season than last year’s nearly non-existent flu season. Getting the flu vaccine by Saturday, Nov. 20 is important for staying protected during Thanksgiving gatherings, Strasz said. “Getting vaccinated now gives you your best shot for getting together in a safe way this holiday season,” Bagdasarian said.mlive.com