(December 14, 2009) Now that H1N1 vaccinations are open to everyone, the Health Department of Northwest Michigan is offering H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccination at many senior centers to make it more convenient for older adults to get their H1N1 flu shot.Adults age 60 and over are welcome at flu vaccination clinics at the following locations:
In Mackinaw City, adults age 18 and above are welcome at St. Anthony's Church on December 22, from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM.
The Health Department is offering H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccination at the Charlevoix Public Library and the Health Department offices in Bellaire, Gaylord, and Petoskey/Harbor Springs on Friday, December 18, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Senior citizens from Otsego County are encouraged to come to the Gaylord clinic as space is not available at Alten Zimmer before the holidays.
H1N1 vaccination from the Health Department is free; seasonal flu vaccination is $25 and Medicare and Medicaid are accepted.
Vaccinations are also available by appointment at Health Department locations by calling 800-432-4121 and at many doctors' offices.
The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is mandated by the Michigan Public Health Code to promote wellness, prevent disease, provide quality healthcare, address health problems of vulnerable populations, and protect the environment for the residents and visitors of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties. For additional information about H1N1 and/or seasonal flu vaccinations, visit www.nwhealth.org or call 800-432-4121.