PONTIAC — Oakland County Health Division has launched its improved online flu vaccination registration system at www.oakgov.com/health.

Residents are able to pick a location, date, and time of their flu shot. They can also pre-pay online or choose to pay cash at the time of the appointment. Flu vaccination clinic registration begins today.

“Our online flu vaccination registration system has improved and is much more user-friendly,” said Kathy Forzley, OCHD manager and health officer. “Our goal is to keep people healthy. An annual flu vaccination helps to reduce the chance of getting the flu. We believe the easier it is to register, the more people that will sign up.”

Flu vaccinations will begin Tuesday, Sept. 25. at OCHD offices at 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 34 East in Pontiac and 27725 Greenfield Road in Southfield. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Mondays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays. Flu vaccinations cost $16.

In addition, outreach clinics will be held at the following locations:

* Walled Lake Community Center: Oct. 9, 3 to 7 p.m. and Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
* Troy Civic Center: Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
* Farmington Hills Costic Center, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Online registration provides a printable consent form that the client must present to the clinic where he or she is pre-enrolled prior to receiving a vaccination. Online payment options include Visa, MasterCard, Medicare and/or Medicaid. Individuals may also pay cash at the time of their appointment. Those who are unable to register online may call (248) 858-7350 or (248) 424-7120.

Walk-in clients are welcome. Walk-in payment options include Medicare, Medicaid and cash only (no credit cards or money orders).

For more information, please visit www.oakgov.com/health or call the Health Division’s Flu Shot Hotline at (800) 434-3358. Nurse on Call is also available to answer questions at (800) 848-5533.

Each year, influenza typically takes the lives of 36,000 Americans.


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