Protecting yourself and your loved ones against the flu and other airborne viruses: What You Need to Know >>

Fight the Flu Before It Starts

Getting a flu shot before flu season begins is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu. Learn more and find the nearest flu shot location, close to where you live in northern Michigan. It's not too late to get the flu shot!

Dr. Sprunk and Dr. Nefcy discuss common misconceptions about the flu shot, including who should get the flu shot and the difference between influenza and other illnesses commonly called the flu.

The Best Time to Get the Flu ShotWhat are the benefits of the flu shot?

“The best time to get your flu shot is right now.” Dr. Robert Sprunk - Pediatrics, Munson Healthcare.

The flu shot works by causing a type of protein – called antibodies – to develop in your body and fight off specific influenza viruses. It takes approximately two weeks after your flu shot for these antibodies to form. Therefore, getting your flu shot before flu season starts to peak allows these antibodies to fully develop.

What Is Influenza? 

Do you know the difference between the flu and the common cold? Learn more about flu symptoms and then test your knowledge with the What's True About the Flu quiz >>

Flu Vaccine Near Me

Where can you get the flu shot for adults and children? Find the flu shot in your local community >>

Are You at Risk for Flu-Related Illnesses?

Did you know that some people are more prone to getting life-threatening illnesses caused by the flu? When you get your flu shot each year, you are also helping to protect your love ones, coworkers, and neighbors who are pregnant, very young, elderly, or who have certain medical conditions. Learn more about how to protect your community >>

Could It be the Flu?

Do you or a loved one have symptoms of the flu? Here are a few steps to take to avoid spreading the flu to others >>.