Protect Yourself.
Protect Your Loved Ones.
Get Your Flu Vaccine.

Where is the flu vaccine available?

The St. Clair County Health Department and Teen Health locations are offering a variety of flu vaccinations (while supplies last) including:

  • Quadrivalent enhanced (ages 65 and older)
  • Quadrivalent standard-dose (ages 6 months and older)
  • Quadrivalent egg-free (ages 6 months and older)
  • Quadrivalent Flu Mist (ages 2 through 49 years old) 

Please follow us on social media @scchdmi for vaccine updates.

Contact your doctor or local pharmacy for additional flu vaccination locations.

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Who can receive the flu vaccine?

The single best way to protect against seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. It is recommended that everyone 6 months of age and older get immunized.

 

What flu vaccine is best for me?

While flu is unpredictable, flu vaccines are designed to protect anyone 6 months of age and older against influenza viruses that experts predict will be the most common during the upcoming season.

 

Be a Flu Fighter

  • Superhero zapping flu bugWash your hands often with soap and water. When soap and water are not readily available, use a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Teach your child to take these steps too.
  • Stay home when you are sick or have flu symptoms, and up to 24 hours after your fever is gone.
  • Get a seasonal flu vaccine for yourself and your child.
  • Frequently clean commonly shared surfaces such as doorknobs, desks, phones, etc.
  • Stay informed with the latest St. Clair County flu information.

 

What is influenza (also called flu)?

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

 

What are symptoms of the flu?

People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • fatigue (very tired)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

 

How does the flu spread?

An infected person spreads the virus by coughing, sneezing or touching others and objects. Anyone who touches a contaminated surface and then touches their eyes, nose or mouth may become infected. People can be contagious 24 hours before the onset of symptoms.