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:
- 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
- Michigan Medicine Community Health Service Flu Clinics 2020
- Michigan Medicine Michigan Visiting Nurses
- Flu vaccine locator
- Ask your health care provider or pharmacy
- Children under 19 years old who are Medicaid-eligible, uninsured, underinsured, American Indian, or Alaska Native, may be eligible for the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. An interactive map displaying VFC provider information is available here.
Upcoming community flu vaccine events
NEW in 2020 - Health Department Flu Vaccine Events
|UPDATE as of 10/30: Flu vaccine supplies have been received and previously postponed vaccination opportunities rescheduled. Several earlier community events had to be rescheduled, and the Health Department apologizes for any inconvenience.|
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 our 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
|Thurs, Nov 12|
|Emanuel United Church of Christ|
324 W Main St
|Drive-thru or walk-up||6 mths & older|
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Wondering how our drive thru flu shot events work? Check out this video below!