Health Division offers flu shots at community clinics

Oakland County Health Division is offering flu vaccine for $20 at community clinics throughout Oakland County this month. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson encourages residents to attend one of the clinics.

“I urge everyone to take the necessary precautions to stay healthy and, if they are able, get a flu shot as soon100313 8.5 x 11 outreach as possible,” Paterson said. “Our health division is offering a flu vaccine which guards against four of the most common flu viruses.”

Health Division Manager/Health Officer Kathy Forzley said that anyone who gets the vaccine will reduce the likelihood of getting the flu.

“The flu typically takes the lives of 36,000 Americans a year. Getting an annual flu shot not only lessens the chance of getting the flu, but also helps decrease the severity of the illness and complications,” Forzley said.

Residents can pre-register now at www.oakgov.com/health for the community outreach clinics that will be held at the following locations:

  • Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois, Troy
    • Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Clarkston High School, 6093 Flemings Lake Road, Clarkston
    • Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Walled Lake Community Education, 615 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake
    • Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • South Lyon High School, 1000 N. Lafayette, South Lyon
    • Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Online registrants will print out a consent form that they must bring to the clinic where they are pre-enrolled. Online payment options include Visa, MasterCard, Medicare, and/or Medicaid. Credit card fees apply. One may also pay cash at the time of the appointment. Those who are unable to register online may call 248-858-7350 or 248-424-7120.

Walk-in clients are welcome. Their payment options include cash, Visa, MasterCard, Medicare, and/or Medicaid (no checks or money orders). Credit card fees apply.

Residents can also receive flu shots at OCHD offices in Pontiac and Southfield from Noon to 8:00 p.m. Mondays and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. The Health Division offices are located at the following addresses:

  • North Oakland Health Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 34 East, Pontiac
  • South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield.

For up-to-date information, visit www.oakgov.com/health, follow OCHD on Facebook and Twitter @publichealthOC, or call the Health Division’s Flu Shot Hotline at 800-434-3358. Nurse on Call is also available to answer questions at 800-848-5533.

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