What is the flu?
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe infection in the nose, throat, and lungs. In some cases serious flu-related complications, like pneumonia, can lead to hospitalization and even death. Please remember the flu vaccine protects against respiratory influenza, NOT noro-like GI symptoms ("stomach flu").
Although the Midland County Health Department is not having any more flu clinics, we do still have flu vaccine available for all ages who have not yet been vaccinated and would like a vaccine. Please call (989) 832-6665 for an appointment.
Per CDC recommendations, there will be no Nasal Flu (Flumist) available again this year.
The health department can vaccinate anyone 6 months of age and older.
To cost of the flu vaccine is $40.00, but people paying at the time of service will be given a $5.00 discount.
The Midland County Health Dept is able to bill Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna commercial and Aetna Medicare, Connect Care, McLaren Commercial, Medicare Plus Blue, Medicare and Medicaid.
Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted as payment. As of May 1, 2017, we will be using a new credit card system. The system will add a surcharge of $1.00 for anything up to a $35.00 charge, or a 2.75% surcharge for anything over $35.00.
The Midland County Health Department participates in the Vaccines For Children Program.