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ABeat the flu this season! A flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and the people around you from influenza and its potentially serious complications.

The best prevention anyone 6 months of age and older has against the flu is to get vaccinated every year. Even when circulating flu strains aren't a perfect match, flu vaccination still provides protection and can help to decrease hospitalization and doctor visits.

An appointment is required for flu vaccinations. Please call (810) 987-5300. For information on community clinics please follow us on social media @scchdmi.

AThe single best way to protect against seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. It is recommended that everyone 6 months of age and older get immunized.

AWhile flu is unpredictable, flu vaccines are designed to protect anyone 6 months of age and older against influenza viruses that experts predict will be the most common during the upcoming season.

Stop H1N1

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. When soap and water are not readily available, use a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Teach your child to take these steps too.
  • Stay home when you are sick or have flu symptoms, and up to 24 hours after your fever is gone.
  • Get a seasonal flu vaccine for yourself and your child.
  • Frequently clean commonly shared surfaces such as doorknobs, desks, phones, etc.
  • Stay informed with the latest St. Clair County seasonal flu information.

AThe flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

APeople who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • fatigue (very tired)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults

       *It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

AAn infected person spreads the virus by coughing, sneezing or touching others and objects. Anyone who touches a contaminated surface and then touches their eyes, nose or mouth may become infected. People can be contagious 24 hours before the onset of symptoms.


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Vaccine Information Downloads:
PDF file  Influenza Vaccine Information Statement
PDF file  Vaccine Information Facts


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