The Flu Hits Michigan

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Health officials report there are nearly 250 cases of the flu in Michigan and that number is expected to grow. Peak season is predicted to hit late January or early February.

Health officials in Michigan say now is the time to get a flu shot if you haven't already. By waiting until the season peaks, you may be putting yourself at risk for getting the influenza virus. It takes about two weeks after getting the shot for your body to build immunity.

There are still thousands of doses available in Michigan and everyone is eligible for a flu shot. If you want to be protected, call your doctor, the health department, or visit a public flu-shot clinic.

The Visiting Nurse Services of Michigan is holding its next clinic January 13 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. It will be at Ingham Visiting Nurse & Hospice located at 825 East Michigan Avenue. This clinic is open to anyone nine years of age and older.