DELTA & MENOMINEE COUNTIES, Mich. (WZMQ) – As the Upper Peninsula heads into fall, health officials are urging patients to schedule their annual flu shot.
According to Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM), flu cases typically begin to rise in October. Immunization and Communicable Disease Coordinator Jennie Miller says cases peak between December and February.
Miller encourages people to get a flu shot, both for their own health and the health of those who may be susceptible.
“It’s really important for people with chronic medical conditions like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes,” Miller said. “Those over 65, children under 5, pregnant women, healthcare workers. Even if you’re not that worried about getting the flu yourself, you should be worried about the more vulnerable people around you that could be harmed by spreading flu to them.”
PHDM is hosting drive-thru clinics to make getting the flu shot easier and more accessible. One will be held in Escanaba at the Public Health parking lot on Saturday, September 23. The other clinic will take place at the Spies Field Parking Lot in Menominee on Thursday, September 28.
No appointment is required for the clinics, but there is a schedule for shots based on last name. Click here to view schedules, addresses, and pricing information for both clinics.