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Lenawee Co. adds extra flu clinics to meet demand

LENAWEE COUNTY, MI (Toledo News Now) -

A local health department is ramping up efforts to stop the flu from spreading. Health officials with Lenawee County say they are adding extra flu shot clinics because demand is so high.

So far Lenawee County Health Department officials say they have added three additional flu shot clinics just to keep up with demand.

The department initially ordered the same amount of flu shots they gave out last year, but when supply started running low, it placed an additional order, plus added extra clinics to give them to those who have yet to be vaccinated.

Health officials say the majority of flu cases going around right now are "Influenza A," which is one of the strains this year's shot will prevent.

They say getting the shot is the best way to stay healthy, but there are a few other things you should know.

"We're encouraging precautions, which means if you're sick, stay away from people. If you're not sick, stay away from those who are. And to see a doctor if you are sick because if you receive an anti-viral, within a certain period of time, that may lessen the symptoms," explained Patsy Bourgeois, a Lenawee County health officer.

The next flu shot clinic the Lenawee County Health Department is offering is Friday, Jan. 25.

Appointments are recommended but not required. Call the Lenawee County Health Department at 517-264-5226.

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