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.
Initial 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.
Homer Community House
Thursday, Oct. 22 from 2:30-4 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 6 from 1-4 p.m.
Please call ahead to make an appointment for a flu shot at one of Calhoun County Clinics. Information below,
214 E. Michigan Ave.
Monday and Tuesday, 8am–12:30pm & 1pm-4:30pm (last appointment at 3:30pm); and Friday 8am–Noon
Battle Creek: 269-969-6363
190 E. Michigan Ave.
Monday – Thursday, 8am–12:30pm & 1pm-4:30pm (last appointment at 3:30pm), and Friday 8am-Noon
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.