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U-M offers convenient flu shot options for patients, public

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Health System's Michigan Visiting Nurses and health centers are offering flu vaccinations to patients and the public through a series of convenient walk-in clinics this fall.

For individuals who see a U-M physician, nurse, midwife, or other provider, vaccination can be done during existing or new appointments this fall or at special walk-in clinics for current patients. Patients should call their U-M provider's office for an appointment. If patients receive their flu shot elsewhere, they should notify their U-M provider so their medical record can be updated.

“The flu vaccine is the most reliable way to ward off flu this season,” says Tracy Newhouse, Michigan Visiting Nurses community wellness manager.

U-M will have quadrivalent vaccine doses which protect against four different strains of influenza and a high dose vaccine is available for persons 65 years of age and older.  Please call 734-477-7229 for locations of MVN clinics where the high dose vaccine will be available.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated for the upcoming flu season. Children less than 9 years of age may require two doses this season depending on their immunization history.  The CDC also recommends that because children younger than 6 months cannot be vaccinated, their caregivers and entire family should receive the shot.

Vaccination is particularly important for high-risk groups, including children, those 50 and older, pregnant women, and anyone with an underlying medical condition that can weaken their immune system. The CDC recommends flu shots be received annually. 

At its walk-in clinics, Michigan Visiting Nurses accepts the following insurances, all of which cover the entire cost of the flu shot: Blue Care Network, BCN Advantage, Medicare Plus Blue PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PPO, Blue Cross Complete, Cigna, HAP HMO and PPO, Health Plus HMO/PPO/POS/MIChild, HealthPlus MedicarePlus Advantage HMO/PPO, PHPMM HMO and PPO, Priority Health HMO and PPO, Priority Health Medicare Advantage, Traditional Medicare Part B, and UM Premier Care. Other payment options include cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

The walk-in clinics are open to the public and most clinics are limited to vaccinating those age 9 and older. See a complete list of clinics below or call MVN's flu hotline at 734-477-7299.

Friday, 9/18/2015 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Ypsilanti Township Senior Center, Ages 9+

Tuesday, 9/22/2015 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Ypsilanti Senior Center, Ages 9+

Wednesday, 9/23/2015 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Ann Arbor City Club, Ages 9+

Thursday, 9/24/2015 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Hartland Senior Center, Ages 9+

Friday, 9/25/2015 from 9:00 AM - 12 PM at Bryant Community Center 9+

Saturday, 9/26/2015 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at St. Andrew the Apostle Church – Saline, Ages 9+

Sunday, 9/27/2015 from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM at St. Andrew the Apostle Church – Saline, Ages 9+

Sunday, 9/27/2015 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM at SNew Hope Missionary Baptist Church– Wayne, Ages 9+

Sunday, 9/27/2015 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Shrine [Family Center], Ages 9+

Sunday, 9/27/2015 from 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM at the Plymouth First United Methodist Church, Ages 9+

Monday, 9/28/2015 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM at West Willow Church of God – Ypsilanti, Ages 9+

Wednesday, 9/30/2015 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Pittsfield Township Senior Center, Ages 9+

Wednesday, 9/20/2015 from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM at Community Action Agency – Adrian, Ages 9+

Saturday, 10/3/2015 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at MedEquip, 2705 S. Industrial, Ann Arbor, Ages 9+

Saturday, 10/3/2015 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Emmanuel Lutheran Church – Ypsilanti, Ages 9+

Sunday, 10/4/2015 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at First United Methodist Church - Ann Arbor, Ages 9+

Monday, 10/5/2015 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Adrian Senior Center, Ages 9+

Wednesday, 10/7/2015 from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM at the Turner Senior Resource Center, Ages 18+

Thursday, 10/8/2015 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the Chelsea Wellness Center, Ages 9+

Friday, 10/9/2015 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Saline Area Senior Center, Ages 9+

Saturday, 10/10/2015 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM  at Wiard's Orchard, Ages 9+

Sunday, 10/11/2015 from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM at the Dexter United Methodist Church, Age 18+

Sunday, 10/11/2015 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Wiard's Orchard, Ages 9+

Wednesday, 10/14/2015 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Ann Arbor YMCA, Ages 9+

Wednesday, 10/14/2015 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Zion Lutheran Church - Ann Arbor, Ages 9+

Friday, 10/16/2015 from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM at the Northfield Township Community Center, Ages 9+

Friday, 10/16/2015 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Hamburg Senior Center, Age 18+

Friday, 10/16/2015 from 3 PM - 5 PM at the New Hope Outreach Clinic - Ann Arbor, Ages 9+

Sunday, 10/18/2015 from 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - Ann Arbor, Ages 9+

Sunday, 10/18/2015 from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM at Belleville First United Methodist Church, Ages 9+

Thursday, 10/22/2015 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM at the Dexter Wellness Center, Ages 9+

Saturday, 10/24/2015 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  at MedEquip, 2705 S. Industrial, Ann Arbor, Ages 9+

Thursday, 10/29/2015 from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM at the Brown Chapel AME Church - Ypsilanti, Ages 9+

Friday, 10/30/2015 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Addison Senior Center, Age 18+

Friday, 10/30/2015 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Brown Chapel AME Church - Ypsilanti, Ages 9+

Thursday, 11/5/2015 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at St. Francis School and Parish, Ages 9+

Saturday, 11/14/2015 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  at MedEquip, 2705 S. Industrial, Ann Arbor, Ages 9+

Saturday, 11/21/2015 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  MedEquip, 2705 S. Industrial, Ann Arbor, Ages 9+

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