Oakland County Health Department to host Community Flu Vaccine Clinic in partnership with Southfield Fire Department October 12

October 9, 2023

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The Oakland County Health Department, in partnership with the Southfield Fire Department, will host a Community Flu Vaccine Clinic on Thursday, October 12 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road. 

The flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that can cause mild to severe illness. The flu can spread easily from person to person through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The flu vaccine is safe and effective. It is recommended for everyone six months of age and older, especially children, pregnant women, people over 65, and people with chronic health conditions.

“Vaccinations are one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your family by staying healthy,” commented Melissa Medici, Southfield Health Services Manager. 

Most health insurance plans will cover the cost of the flu shots including Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, Medicare, and Medicaid. For those without insurance, the flu shots cost $25 each and senior flu shots cost $68. Payment will be accepted by cash, credit and debit cards. However nobody will be denied service due to inability to pay, and a discounted/sliding fee schedule will be available. Appointments are preferred but not required. To make an appointment, call (800) 848-5533 or go to https://oakgov.info/vaccineclinics2023

For more information, contact the Southfield Fire Department at (248) 796-5650.