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Clinic In Okemos Offers Flu Shots

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OKEMOS, Mich. (WLNS) - Flu season is almost upon us, usually running from January to March.

If you need to get a flu shot, the Michigan Public Health Institue (MPHI) is holding a flu vaccine clinic at the Interactive Learning Center in Okemos.

Pharmacists recommend you get vaccinated sooner rather than later and even if you get it early, the vaccine will work the whole season.

It is important to know that if you got a flu shot last year, you still need a new one this year. They also say everyone everyone 6-months-old and up should get vaccinated, especially those most at risk, like children and the elderly

It's still a good first line of defense against the flu. "I always get a flu shot, at least the last couple years, just to be safe. Even though I'm not in one of the risk groups, I still think it's important to get it," said Dilhara Muthukuda, MPHI employee.

In addition to the vaccine, you should still take precautions like washing your hands, coughing into your arm and not sharing utensils.

If you didn't make it Tuesday, the clinic in Okemos finishes Wednesday and will run from 3p.m. to 7p.m. The shot will cost $23 to the public.

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