Friday, October 12, 2007

Get Your Flu Shots

The Detroit Department of Health & Wellness Promotion is offering flu shots at various locations in Detroit now through Thursday, December 6. Local residents, particularly those considered high priority for getting the flu, are urged to get their vaccinations as soon as possible. The cost for the vaccine is $10 for those who do not have Medicaid or Medicare (Part B).

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, people at high risk for serious flu complications include:
  • Children from six months to age five;
  • Pregnant women;
  • Individuals aged 50 and older;
  • Individuals of any age with chronic medical conditions, such as asthma or diabetes; and
  • Individuals who live with or care for persons at high risk.
For information more information, please call the Detroit Department of Health & Wellness Promotion's Immunization program at (313) 876-4334.

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