Get protected: Flu season is nearly here

News Release Nov. 15, 2018

JACKSON, MI -- Time is running short to protect yourself and your family from the onset of flu season, and the Center for Family Health Walk-In Clinic can help.

The Centers for Disease control report that cases of flu remain low, nationally, this week but are expected to pick up in coming weeks. The peak of flu season varies from year to year, but it can come any time from late November to March, the CDC reports.

Everyone over the age of 6 months should receive the flu vaccine to prevent illness. The vaccine is never 100 percent effective, but it is the best and surest way to stay healthy through flu season. It is never too late to be vaccinated.

Flu shots are available at the Center for Family Health Walk-In Clinic, now open seven days a week at 505 N. Jackson Street. The Walk-In Clinic is open to everyone, regardless of whether they are regular medical patients at the Center for Family Health.

The Walk-In Clinic can also treat the flu if and when illnesses occur in our community.

The clinic is located just inside the main entrance of the Center for Family Health's Downtown Facility. It is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The clinic will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.