The flu is a good example of how medical myths can get in the way of good medical care. During flu season, it’s important to take the necessary steps to stay healthy. That includes separating the flu facts from myths.
FALSE: Influenza vaccines are made from inactivated or weakened viruses and cannot cause the flu illness.
TRUE: Influenza is the most frequent cause of death from a vaccine-preventable disease in the United States.
FALSE: Getting the vaccine each year provides protection against the most current strains of the flu.
TRUE: Twenty to thirty percent of people carrying the influenza virus have no symptoms.
TRUE: The only way to catch the flu is by being exposed to the influenza virus.
Adapted from Harvard Health Publications: http://www.health.harvard.edu/flu-resource-center/10-flu-myths.htm
Free Drive-Thru Flu Immunization Event
Friday, October 13, 2017
3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Genesee Health Plan
2171 S. Linden Road, Flint
Protect yourself and your family by getting your flu vaccination. The Genesee Health Plan is making it easy by hosting its Fourth Annual Drive-Thru Immunization Event. Attendees can roll down their window, roll up their sleeve and roll into one of GHP’s heated drive-in service bays to receive their flu shot. Flu shots, additional vaccinations and health resources will also be available inside the GHP office. Additionally, the Genesee Health System (GHS) Mobile Mental Health Unit will be on site as a resource for attendees. There will also be a representative from Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD) available to inspect children’s car seats and schedule full car seat assessment appointments for attendees to return to the GHP office at a later date for a full inspection.
If residents are unable to attend, they can obtain a flu vaccination from their physician, during an upcoming immunization event, or at a number of health centers and pharmacies throughout Genesee County. Vaccinations are covered by the Genesee Health Plan, Healthy Michigan and the Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace (ACA).
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The Genesee County Immunization Drive is a project of Genesee Health Plan, the Genesee County Health Department and Walgreens.
For additional information, please contact:
Genesee Health Plan 2171 S. Linden Road, Flint Township, MI 48532 810.232.7740
Genesee County Health Department Floyd J. McCree Courts and Human Services Center, 930 S. Saginaw Street, Suite 4, Flint, MI 48502 810.257.3612
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