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Flu season doesn’t officially begin until October, but the District Health Department #10 is looking to get an early start on combating the virus by hosting a flu shot clinic Thursday.


Officials say the clinic will be held Thursday at the health department office in Big Rapids from 9am to 12pm and again from 1pm to 4pm. The annual flu vaccination is recommended for anyone six-months and older.


Mecosta County Public Health Nurse, Nicki Croel says it’s important to get the shot especially if you work or live around people with health problems.


”We encourage everyone to get the flu shot, to help protect the elderly in our communities as well as people who are more at risk of complications from the flu virus,” Croel said.   


If you want more information about the flu shot clinics call the health department at 231-592-0130.


Here is a list of future flu shot clinics hosted by the District Health Department #10:


Oct. 14th. 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm 


Oct. 28th. 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm


Nov. 4th.  9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm





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