Berrien County Health Department offering drive-thru flu vaccinations

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – The Berrien County Health Department is encouraging everyone to get an annual flu shot and is offering both drive-thru options as well as walk-ins throughout November. Flu vaccines are given at no cost, but residents are asked to bring their insurance cards.

The next opportunity to get a flu vaccination will be November 4th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chikaming Fire Department, which is a drive-thru event.

The last drive-thru will be November 7th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Niles at the South County Health Department Office.

Walk-in flu shots will be available in both Niles and Benton Harbor every Friday in November through the 20th, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Not only with a flu shot be available, but also a nasal spray, FluMist, that can be given to non-pregnant people between the ages of 2 and 49.

“We don’t know how severe the flu season will be this year. But we know COVID-19 will still be circulating. Preventing the spread of influenza in our community will further reduce symptoms that could be confused with those of COVID-19 and help more people avoid unnecessary time at the doctor. It is especially important for everyone eligible to get their flu vaccine this year,” said Nicki Britten, health officer, Berrien County Health Department.

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