2020 Flu Information

The Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) is offering flu vaccine during multiple upcoming events. The flu shot will be available by appointment at both Health Department locations (Albion and Battle Creek) during normal business hours. The CCPHD will also be hosting several flu clinics across the county throughout October and November. The Health Department has created a list of vaccination opportunities and is working with community partners to provide additional flu vaccination opportunities.

While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time, flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May.

Who should get the flu “shot” vaccine? Everyone 6 months and older needs a flu vaccine, especially this year. Widespread flu vaccination will reduce the spread of flu during the COVID pandemic and prevent serious illness as much as possible. It can also reduce the chances of people becoming infected with both flu and COVID-19 at the same time.

Please fill out the flu form before your visit.

Health Department Flu Vaccine Events
To get your flu shot, you and your family can schedule an appointment by contacting our Albion or Battle Creek clinic, or by visiting one of our drive-up flu clinics listed below.

Tuesday, November 10
3pm to 5pm
Emmet Township Building
617 Cliff Street, Battle Creek

Saturday, November 21
10am – 1pm
Marshall Area Fire Fighters Ambulance Authority
16984 Burlingame Drive, Marshall


Clinic Information

Battle Creek Public Health Department
Every Wednesday in November (Excluding November 11)
11am to 2pm
Battle Creek Health Department
Toeller Building – Side Street Entrance off Charlton Street
190 E. Michigan
269-969-6363 (Call when you arrive)
Staff also available to complete Immunization Waivers: Please call for more information

Albion Public Health Department
Every Thursday in November (Excluding November 26)
11am to 2pm
Albion Health Department Parking Lot
214 E. Michigan Ave
517-629-9434 (Call when you arrive)
Staff also available to complete Immunization Waivers: Please call for more information

Prevent the spread of illness! Stay at home while you are sick. Staying home greatly reduces the spread of the flu.

Influenza viruses are spread from person to person primarily through sneezing and coughing. The virus may also be spread through contact with germs on the hands of a sick person or by touching objects or surfaces that have been touched by a sick person. It is important for all Calhoun County residents to remember that we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and with flu season also upon us, it is still critically important to:

  • Wear a face covering in public, indoor spaces – each person wearing a mask protects the other people around them.
  • Social distance, with at least six feet between people in different households.
  • Frequently wash your hands, for at least 20 seconds or if soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based cleaner/hand sanitizer. Washing your hands is the single most important way to stop the spread of influenza.
To learn more about CCPHD services, contact us via phone, visit CCPHD online at (www.calhouncountymi.gov/publichealth), or like us on Facebook (CCPublicHealthDepartment)