Fighting the Flu

By Kila Peeples

December 26, 2012

Oakland County, MI (My TV20 News at 10) -- Not only is it snowing in Detroit but the flu is taking over as well. The Michigan Health Department says influenza has hit the area full force and has taken the lives of 2 children and the season is just getting started.

The Oakland County Public Heath Department is offering information on how to tell whether you just have a cold or one of the 3 flu strains that is out there.

Tune in tonight to hear how you can combat the dreaded flu.

For information regarding getting a flu shot, you can go to any of these county health centers, it is never too late for a flu shot.

Oakland County:

SEASONAL FLU SHOT CLINIC LOCATIONS AND HOURS
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Flu shots will be available at the following Oakland County Health Division locations beginning on Tuesday, September 25, 2012:

Pontiac
North Oakland Health Center
1200 N. Telegraph, Building 34 East, Pontiac (map)
Office hours are Monday, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Southfield
South Oakland Health Center
27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield (map)
Office hours are Monday, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure screenings are also available at the Pontiac and Southfield locations.
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COST/PAYMENT

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Seasonal Flu Shots are $16.00.

If you would like to pre-register, please call 248-858-7350 (Pontiac) or 248-424-7120 (Southfield). Pre-registration payment options include Visa, MasterCard, Medicare and/or Medicaid. You may also choose to pay cash at the time of your appointment.

Seasonal flu shots are available on a walk-in basis. Walk-in payment options include: Medicare, Medicaid and cash (no credit cards, checks or money orders).

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FOR QUICK AND EASY SERVICE

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•Bring photo identification with current address
•Wear a short sleeve shirt or shirt with a sleeve that can be rolled to the top of your arm

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WHO CAN GET THE FLU SHOT

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Flu shots are available to individuals age 6 months or older.

Flu vaccine is not recommended for people who are allergic to eggs or flu vaccine; had a serious reaction to flu vaccine in the past; previously developed Guillain-Barre syndrome within six weeks of getting a flu shot; or who have a fever.

Wayne County:
Where can I get the flue vaccine?
The Wayne County Department of Public Health offers the flu vaccine in three locations. To save time, please print and fill out the Immunization Consent Form before coming in to get the vaccine.

Wayne Health Center & WIC
33030 Van Born
Wayne, MI 48184
Location Map
(734) 727-7100

Taylor Health Center & WIC
26650 Eureka Road
Taylor, MI 48180
Location Map
(734) 955-3900

Dearborn WIC Office
6450 Maple
Dearborn, MI 48126
Location Map
(313) 216-2201

Macomb County:
The CDC recommends that all persons ages 6 months and older receive a yearly flu vaccination. Please call our Flu Vaccine Hotline: 586-466-7923 for more information .

MCHD Clinic Hours

The Macomb County Health Department has three Service Centers: Mount Clemens, St. Clair Shores and Warren. The Mount Clemens and Warren Service Centers are open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays and furlough days). The St. Clair Shores Service Center is open on Monday, Tuesday and Friday ONLY.

Each center has one evening with extended hours. Extended clinic hours for each Service Center are as follows:

Monday: St. Clair Shores 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m

Wednesday: Mt. Clemens 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m

Thursday: Warren 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m

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