Flu Vaccine Shortage in Jackson County

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Mary Ricciardello of the Jackson County Health Department says they received 25 to 35 percent of the 30,000 doses ordered for the county. Those doses have gone to nursing homes and private doctors in the area with high-risk patients.

Ricciardello says clinics will start November 7 and run on an appointment basis. She does not expect any further delays and says getting your shot in mid-November will still offer protection against the flu as peak season usually does not hit until after the New Year.

All other area health departments report vaccine is coming in and their clinics are off to a good start.

To book an appointment with the Jackson County Health Department for November 7, call 517-768-2134.

The Ingham County Health Department is also working on an appointment-only basis as well. For an appointment there, call 1-800-871-9708.

And to find clinics offered by the Mid- Michigan District Health Department, call 989-224-2195.

For a list of Visiting Nurse Services of Michigan clinics, visit the WILX homepage.