Not Too Late to Vaccinate against Seasonal Flu
Influenza reports and hospitalizations are increasing in Washtenaw County. Get vaccinated to protect yourself and your family from flu for the rest of the season. Seasonal influenza vaccine is recommended for EVERYONE six months and older.
Seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to prevent getting sick from the flu virus. The main flu virus circulating right now in Washtenaw County is A/H1N1 (this year's flu vaccine provides protection against this virus). More information on influenza levels in Washtenaw County is available on our Flu Activity webpage.
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Cost at Public Health:
- Flu Shot = $20
Medicaid is accepted (you must bring your card). We are unable to bill Medicare Part B for the 2013-14 Flu Season, so Medicare Part B participants must go to a physician or pharmacy for their flu shot. We are also unable to bill private insurance but we will provide you with a receipt. Please call 734-544-6700 to schedule.
Where else can I get vaccinated?
- Check with your health care provider
- Flu vaccine locator http://flushot.healthmap.org/
Who should get vaccinated?
- The seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for EVERYONE six months of age and older.
- More information on the flu vaccine is available on the CDC website.
Influenza (or flu) is a highly contagious respiratory virus. For many healthy adults, it is not serious. Older or younger persons and those with additional medical conditions may become more seriously ill as a result of the flu. Washtenaw County flu activity is monitored closely and typically peaks during the winter months (January or February).
In addition to vaccination, basic prevention strategies can help you avoid the flu and other contagious illnesses. First, stay as healthy as possible - eat well, exercise and rest.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Alcohol-based hand gels are also effective.
- Stay home if you are sick. Stay home at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever without fever-reducing drugs.
- Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or who appear ill.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze by using a tissue or your sleeve/elbow.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Contact your health care provider for any of the following: difficulty breathing, bluish color skin, not drinking enough fluids, irritability, symptoms that improve then worsen or if the person with flu symptoms has an underlying medical condition.
Visit our main Flu Resources page.
See the flu clinic page for updates to our schedule and information about other vaccine providers in the area.
Please call 734-544-6700 if you have other questions about flu vaccine or Public Health's services.