What is the flu?
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe infection in the nose, throat, and lungs. In some cases serious flu-related complications, like pneumonia, can lead to hospitalization and even death. Please remember the flu vaccine protects against respiratory influenza, NOT noro-like GI symptoms ("stomach flu").
All flu clinics will be held in the Board of Commissioner's room of the County Services Building.
Dates for the flu clinic are as follows:
October 25, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
November 8, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
November 29, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
We may add more dates based on demand.
We may have a limited supply of the FluMist (nasal flu) this year. We have all other injectable forms of the flu vaccine (excpet intradermal). However, some flu vaccines do have age restrictions.
The health department can vaccinate anyone 6 months of age and older.
To cost of the flu vaccine is $40.00, however people paying at the time of service will be given a $5.00 discount.
The Midland County Health Dept is able to bill Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna commercial and Aetna Medicare, Connect Care, McLaren Commercial, Medicare Plus Blue, Medicare and Medicaid.
Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted as payment. As of May 1, 2017, we will be using a new credit card system. The system will add a surcharge of $1.00 for anything up to a $35.00 charge, or a 2.75% surcharge for anything over $35.00.
Flu shots are also available by appointment in our immunization clinic by calling (989) 832-6665.
The Midland County Health Department participates in the Vaccines For Children Program.