Flu rips through University of Michigan campus, bringing CDC to Ann Arbor – Detroit Free Press

” While we frequently begin to see some influenza activity now, the size of this outbreak is unusual,” stated Juan Luis Marquez, medical director at the Washtenaw County Health Department. As of Nov. 6, the state health department reported 2.01 million influenza shots have actually been administered so far statewide, covering about 20% of the population. There, about 31% of homeowners have actually gotten flu vaccines this season, according to state data.People who get flu vaccines assist to secure those around them, including individuals who are more susceptible to major influenza health problem, like infants and young kids, older people and those with particular persistent health conditions.Last year, there was little to no influenza activity. To register, go to: https://form.jotform.com/213157094423048.Other regional alternatives and local influenza activity can be found at www.washtenaw.org/flu or by using the influenza vaccine locator.Contact Kristen Shamus: kshamus@freepress.com.

” While we typically start to see some influenza activity now, the size of this outbreak is unusual,” said Juan Luis Marquez, medical director at the Washtenaw County Health Department. There, about 31% of locals have actually gotten flu vaccines this season, according to state data.People who get influenza vaccines help to safeguard those around them, consisting of individuals who are more susceptible to major flu health problem, like babies and young kids, older individuals and those with specific persistent health conditions.Last year, there was little to no flu activity. To sign up, go to: https://form.jotform.com/213157094423048.Other regional options and local flu activity can be found at www.washtenaw.org/flu or by utilizing the flu vaccine locator.Contact Kristen Shamus: kshamus@freepress.com.