The U-M Health System and surrounding community are reporting increased levels of Influenza.
Please help stop the spread of flu. If you have a fever, sore throat, cough, headache or body aches, please ask a U-M staff person for a mask to wear while you are at University Hospital. If possible, those with these symptoms who can avoid visiting U-M should do so to help prevent the spread of infection. For more details, see the flyer.
Remember, it's not too late to get your flu vaccination. Everyone over the age of 6 months should be vaccinated. Here's how:
For U-M Health System patients:
- Get vaccinated at your U-M primary care office - If you’re already a patient at one of our Family Medicine, Pediatrics, General Internal Medicine, Medicine/Pediatrics or Obstetrics & Gynecology clinics, you will be able to receive your vaccine from your provider during an appointment. If you already have an appointment scheduled, ask to be vaccinated while you’re there.
- Get vaccinated at a U-M specialty care office - If you’re already in the care of a U-M specialist, you may be able to receive your flu vaccine at their clinic. Call to inquire!
- Keeping Our Patients Safe - The U-M Health System has joined dozens of health care institutions throughout the country in requiring staff to be vaccinated against flu or to wear a protective mask during any patient interaction during flu season. The requirement is designed to help protect the health of our patients and their families and will especially protect the many people we care for who have serious medical conditions and weakened immune systems.
Michigan Visiting Care's public flu clinic:
- For a listing of Michigan Visiting Care’s public flu clinics, follow this link.
- Companies and organizations that wish to hire our Michigan Visiting Care to hold a flu vaccination clinic on-site may call (734) 477-7229.
Community Flu Clinics
UMHS Community Programs and Services, the Program for Multicultural Health, and Interpreter Services are partnering with the U-M School of Nursing, the U-M School of Public Health, and the U-M College of Pharmacy to provide free flu vaccines to those community members at high risk of developing serious complications like pneumonia, those who lack medical insurance, individuals with certain medical conditions (asthma, diabetes, chronic lung and heart disease), pregnant women, people age 65+, and anyone living with or caring for others who are at high risk of developing serious complications from the flu. For more information, please contact Tammara Smith at 734-998-2156.
For University of Michigan faculty, staff and students:
Every member of the U-M community is encouraged to get vaccinated against the flu, and for many U-M Health System community members, vaccination or protective mask use will be required this flu season to protect our patients and visitors. Reminder: You must have your blue hospital registration card to receive a flu vaccination.
- Health System faculty, staff, students, vendors, contractors and volunteers: From a UMHS computer, visit www.med.umich.edu/u/flu/ for full information about vaccination requirements, where to get vaccinated, and more.