The Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) is announcing additional flu clinics open to the public:

The Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) is announcing additional flu clinics open to the public:

Additional Flu Clinics Announced

Homer Community House
112 W. Adams Street, Homer
Thursday, October 22
2:30pm-4:00pm

Albion College
Ferguson Parking Lot (Corner of Erie and Hannah Streets), Albion MI
Monday, October 26
10am-6pm and
Friday, October 30:
10/30: 9am-4pm

Tekonsha Fire Department
166 Spires Parkway, Tekonsha
Friday, November 6
1pm-4pm

The flu shot is also available by appointment at both Health Department locations (Albion and Battle Creek) during normal business hours.

Albion: 214 E. Michigan Ave., 517-629-9434
Monday and Tuesday, 8am–12:30pm & 1pm-4:30pm (last appointment at 3:30pm); and Friday 8am–Noon

Battle Creek: 190 E. Michigan Ave., 269-969-6363
Monday – Thursday, 8am–12:30pm & 1pm-4:30pm (last appointment at 3:30pm), and Friday 8am-Noon

If you are able to, please complete the flu form (link below) and bring with you to an upcoming flu clinic. https://cms5.revize.com/revize/calhouncountymi/public%20health/2020%20Flu%20Formv2.pdf

We continue to remind everyone that while seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter and flu activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time, flu activity peaks between December and February.

It is recommended that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine, especially this year. Widespread flu vaccination will reduce the spread of flu during the COVID pandemic and prevent serious illness as much as possible. It can also reduce the chances of people becoming infected with both flu and COVID-19 at the same time.

Prevent the spread of illness! Stay at home while you are sick. Staying home greatly reduces the spread of the flu.

Influenza viruses are spread from person to person primarily through sneezing and coughing. The virus may also be spread through contact with germs on the hands of a sick person or by touching objects or surfaces that have been touched by a sick person. It is important for all Calhoun County residents to remember that we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and with flu season also upon us, it is still critically important to:

•Wear a face covering in public, indoor spaces – each person wearing a mask protects the other people around them.

•Social distance, with at least six feet between people in different households.

•Frequently wash your hands, for at least 20 seconds or if soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based cleaner/hand sanitizer. Washing your hands is the single most important way to stop the spread of influenza.

To learn more about CCPHD services, contact us via phone, visit CCPHD online at (www.calhouncountymi.gov/publichealth), or like us on Facebook (CCPublicHeatlhDepartment).

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