Flu Vaccine

Flu vaccine is your best protection against the flu.

Everyone 6 months and older needs a flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccine is especially important this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Widespread flu vaccination will reduce the spread of flu during the COVID pandemic and prevent serious illness as much as possible. It can also reduce the chances of people becoming infected with both flu and COVID-19 at the same time. 

Some people can develop serious and potentially life threatening complications from the flu. It's very important that people who are more likely to experience serious complications from the flu get their vaccine:

  • Seniors
  • People with chronic health problems
  • Pregnant people
  • Young children

Protect yourself and your community by making a plan to get your flu vaccine today! If you have insurance, flu vaccine is available for no-cost at many pharmacies and health care providers. If you don't have insurance, see below for some no-cost options from community partners and the Health Department.

Getting a flu shot is quick and safe! Check out our Health Officer, Jimena Loveluck, getting her flu shot in the video below.

Find Local Options for Flu Vaccine

NEW in 2020 - Health Department Flu Vaccine Events

UPDATE as of 10/9: Due to a very large turnout at earlier flu vaccine events and delayed shipments, we currently have limited vaccine available. We will work with partners to reschedule as soon as possible. Waiting and rescheduling will ultimately allow us to vaccinate more people during public events!

Washtenaw County Health Department (WCHD) is providing flu vaccine at NO COST to residents this year. Everyone 6 months and older is eligible. If you have insurance, we ask that you consider going to a pharmacy or your health care provider for your flu vaccine. This allows us to use current, limited supplies for community members without insurance.

Bring any form of identification that shows name and birth date. If you have insurance, please bring your card. We will bill insurance where possible. We will also check for VFC (Vaccines for Children) eligibility. There is no registration needed for Health Department vaccine events.

At the Health Department events, we expect to have shots and nasal mist. We will not have high-dose.

Upcoming Health Department flu vaccine events

When?Where?How?Who?PartnerNotes
Thurs, Oct 29
4-7 pm
Coachville Mobile Home Park
3423 Carpenter Rd
Ypsilanti
Drive-thru or walk-up6 mths & older
NO COST

Mexiquenses*Spanish interpreters will be available /
Intérpretes de
Español disponibles*
Sat, Oct 31
11 am-2 pm
Former Whitmore Lake Middle School
8877 Main St
Whitmore Lake
Drive-thru or walk-up6 mths & older
NO COST


Sun, Nov 1
12-3 pm
Westridge Mobile Home Park
1515 Ridge Rd
Superior Charter Township
Drive-thru or walk-up6 mths & older
NO COST
Mexiquenses*Spanish interpreters will be available /
Intérpretes de
Español disponibles*
Mon, Nov 2
9 am-3 pm

WCHD Parking Lot
555 Towner Street
Ypsilanti
Drive-thru or walk-up6 mths & older
NO COST


Sat, Nov 7
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Beautiful Gate International Church
1225 S Congress St
Ypsilanti

Drive-thru or walk-up6 mths & older
NO COST
MANY-Mutual Aid Network of Ypsilanti


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