Get Your Free Flu Shot and Protect Yourself All Winter--Here's How!

When we start seeing fresh apples and apple cider on the shelves, it's time to start thinking about...flu shots! 

Even if you are healthy, the people you love (children, older people, people who are sick) need to be protected.  Protect yourself and the people you love!

Under the Affordable Care Act, for people with insurance, flu shots fall under the rubric of "preventive care," and in most cases that means that they are free--even if you have not yet met your deductible.

For most people with insurance -- whether you get that insurance through an employer, the Marketplace, or Medicaid -- you can get your flu shot at your doctor's office, or at a pharmacy, for free.

But if it's more convenient for you, or you don't have insurance, there are some flu shot clinics coming up! 

UPCOMING FLU CLINICS IN WASHTENAW COUNTY

 9/15/2015    2PM - 6PM               United Way of Washtenaw  County

9/17/2015    10AM - 2PM              SOS Community Services

9/19/2015    10AM - 2PM              United Way of Washtenaw  County

10/7/2015    2PM - 6:30 PM         Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living                                                                                                                           & Child Care Network                        

11/3/15          3PM - 7PM                Catholic Social Services Washtenaw County

11/13/15         9AM - 1PM                 Northfield Human Services & Whitmore Lake                                                                                                                    Community Center

12/8/2015     6:30PM - 8:30 PM    Eastern Michigan University

For more information on the exact locations and to set an appointment, click here

But if the reason you want that appointment is that you don't have health insurance, come on over to the Washtenaw Health Plan, 555 Towner in Ypsilanti, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you need help getting health insurance and you don't live in Washtenaw County, check here for Livingston County, check here for the rest of Michigan, and check here for the entire United States!

If you're scientifically minded, the US Centers for Disease Control explains how the influenza virus binds to your respiratory system.

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