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Wayne County Offers Flu Shot Clinics For Residents

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DETROIT (WWJ) - The onset of autumn and cooler weather generally marks the beginning of the flu season. As a preventive health measure, the Wayne County Department of Public Health is offering flu shots for residents at its clinics in Wayne, Taylor and the Redford area.

Edith Killins, director, Wayne County Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging residents to stay healthy and protect their families and themselves by getting an annual flu vaccination.

The flu season typically runs from November through April, but can start as early as October and end as late as May. Each year, the flu vaccine is specially formulated to protect against the types of flu viruses currently circulating annually worldwide, such as seasonal and H1N1 strains.

The flu is a mild to severe contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can lead to serious complications in some individuals, including persons with chronic medical conditions and seniors, and can even result in death.

The cost of the flu vaccine is $15 for adults and $10 for qualifying children. Payment is by cash only. Medicaid will also be accepted.

Vaccines are offered for adults and children, six months of age and older, on walk-in days and by appointment.

Public Health flu shot clinic hours are as follows:

Wayne Health Center
33030 Van Born Road (at Venoy)
Wayne, MI 48184
734-727-7100
Walk- in Days: Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Appointment only: Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Taylor Health Center
26650 Eureka Road (east of Inkster Road)
Taylor, MI 48180
734-955-3900
Walk-in Days: Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Appointment only: Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Redford Area Health Office
17421 Telegraph Road
Detroit, MI 48219
313-537-1708
Appointment only: Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For more information concerning family flu vaccinations at Wayne County’s public health clinic locations, call the Wayne County Department of Public Health at 734-727-7000.

For additional influenza and flu prevention facts, visit www.cdc.gov/flu.

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