A child in southeast Michigan has died from the flu, making it the state’s first confirmed adolescent death from the virus this season.
Officials say the case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in California.
Rules that take effect Jan. 1 require parents to take extra steps to refuse the required shots for their children.
Less than 72 percent of young children and 63 percent of Michigan adolescents are fully immunized, according to the Michigan State Medical Society.
The Michigan Humane Society will host clinics offering low-cost vaccinations and microchipping.
Amanda Peet is best known for her work in movies and television. But the actress is taking on a new role as Ambassador for the United Nations “Shot @ Life” campaign. Peet tells WWJ she wants to make sure kids in the U.S. and around the world receive the immunizations they need.
Michigan health officials say a preliminary report of disease case counts from 2011 indicates childhood vaccination programs are effective
Students living in residence halls – where they are more likely to share personal items – should be especially cautious.
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.
The Macomb County Board of Commissioners, along with the Macomb County Senior Citizen Services Department, will host several free health clinics throughout the month of October.