Swine Flu Clinics Information

By: News 10
By: News 10

Certain people can get vaccinated against swine flu at a couple of clinics starting tomorrow.
The Mid-Michigan District Health Department will hold a vaccination clinic from 9am - 11:30am and again from 1pm to 4pm Thursday, October 22 at its location at 1307 E. Townsend Road in St. Johns. This clinic is for CLINTON COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY. Another clinic will be held during the same time on Thursday, October 29. Call 989-224-2195 for more information.
Clinics for folks living in Gratiot County are scheduled for Friday, October 23 and Friday, October 30 from 9am to 11:30am and 1pm to 4pm at the MMDHD's location at 151 Commerce Drive in Ithaca. Call 989-875-3681 for more information.
For people living in Montcalm County, clinics will also be held Friday, October 23 and Friday, October 30 from 9am - 11:30am and 1pm - 4pm at the MMDHD's location at 161 N. State Street in Stanton. Call 989-831-5237 for more information.
All of these clinics sponsored by the MMDHD are for caregivers and household members of infants less than 6 months of age. There is no cost to receive the vaccine and no appointment is necessary.
The Ingham County Health Department is holding one Saturday--- from 9am - 2pm-- at its location at 5303 South Cedar Street in Lansing. This clinic is only for Ingham County residents at high risk of having complications from the flu. Those who are eligible include pregnant women, people who live with infants 6 months and younger, children aged 6 months through 4 years old and children and adolescents aged 5-18 years old who have a note or prescription from their doctor stating they have a medical condition that puts them at higher risk for influenza-related complications.
This is a walk-in clinic, no appointment is necessary. Eventually, there will be enough for everyone who wants it.

Parents with children in the Lansing School District will be able to get their kids' swine flu shots for free.
The Ingham County Health Department will be holding voluntary clinics to vaccinate the 14,000 students in November. The first clinics begin on November 2nd and last until the 12th. High school and middle school students can get the shot if they bring a signed parental consent form with them. Elementary and pre-school students can get a shot or the nasal spray-- and must have a parent with them.

Kids in the Okemos School District will be able to get a swine flu shot during school hours. High schoolers will get the vaccine Wednesday, October 28. Middle school students will get theirs Thursday, October 29 at Kinawa Middle School.
Elementary kids can get the swine flu shot the same day same place--- from 4pm - 7pm.

Clinton County school kids can take advantage of a couple swine flu vaccination clinics next month. The first one will be held November 7 at St. Johns Middle School, from 8am -3pm.
The second clinic is a week later, November 14, at DeWitt High School, also from 8am - 3pm.

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  • by Carrie Location: Grand Ledge on Oct 24, 2009 at 06:07 AM
    I totally agree with Kristen's post! I too am pregnant with a 1yr old and a 4 yr old and live in Eaton county. I find it extremely strange that Eaton county doesn't have any shots yet! There is something to be said about that.
  • by Kristen Location: Dimondale on Oct 22, 2009 at 08:38 AM
    What about Eaton County? Any word yet on when the Eaton County Health Department will be getting the vaccine? I am pregnant and an elementary teacher and am frustrated that because I live in Eaton County, I will have to wait longer and cannot go to any of these mentioned clinics. It doesn't seem right that those of us in the high-risk group in Eaton county don't have any options yet.
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