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Health Division Offers Flu Shots at Community Clinics

Public Date: 10/3/2013 12:00 AM
Contact: Kathy Forzley, Manager/Health Officer, Oakland County Health Division
Phone Number: 248-858-1410

 

Pontiac, Michigan -- 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 soon 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
    o Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Clarkston High School, 6093 Flemings Lake Road, Clarkston
    o Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 3 – 7 p.m.

  • Walled Lake Community Education, 615 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake
    o Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 3 – 7 p.m.

  • South Lyon High School, 1000 N. Lafayette, South Lyon
    o Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 3 – 7 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 – 8 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. – 5 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.

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES ONLY: Contact Kathy Forzley, manager/health officer of the Oakland County Health Division, at 248-858-1410.