Flu shot availability for patients

September 18, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Flu vaccines are an essential part of protecting patients and our communities.

This year, flu shots may be even more important, with community spread of COVID-19 still active in southeast Michigan.

Michigan Medicine is actively encouraging flu immunization for all patients 6 months of age and older.

Communications to patients about the availability of flu shots this year focuses on a number of convenient ways to get a flu vaccine:

Visit your health department or a retail pharmacy in your community.
Use VaccineFinder.org to find flu vaccine locations near you.

Look for a community flu shot clinic.
Community-based flu clinics, including several offered by Michigan Medicine Visiting Nurses (for ages 9 and up) and Michigan Medicine Community Health Services (for ages 19 and up), are available in many communities.

Make an appointment at one of Michigan Medicine’s health center flu shot clinics.
Flu shot clinics for established Michigan Medicine patients are available by appointment only on select days at Dominos FarmsWest Ann Arbor Health Center – Parkland PlazaYpsilanti Health Center and Northville Health Center. Any Michigan Medicine patient 6 months of age or older can be immunized at these locations. All Michigan Medicine clinics have the ability to schedule patients for appointment slots at any of these clinics.

Make an appointment for a drive-up flu shot clinics.
Drive-up flu shot clinics for established Michigan Medicine patients are available on select days at 2705 S. Industrial Highway in Ann Arbor, Briarwood Family Medicine and Canton Health Center. Drive-up clinic appointments are available by appointment only. All Michigan Medicine clinics have the ability to schedule patients for appointment slots at any of these clinics.

Get a flu shot at your next scheduled appointment.
Patients who already have an appointment at a Michigan Medicine primary care clinic can be immunized during their appointment. Many specialty clinics also offer flu shots and patients are being encouraged to inquire about getting immunized while at their scheduled appointments if they have not yet received the vaccine.

Patients can visit www.uofmhealth.org/flushots to learn more about flu shots and where they are available.

While primary and specialty clinics are not currently scheduling appointments within the clinic setting exclusively for flu shots, there is broad availability for flu shot appointments through the above health center flu clinics that have been scheduled.

Both the health center flu shot clinics and the drive-up flu shot clinics are prioritized for our patients, to promote public health and reduce barriers to access this important health service. 

Employees should continue to utilize clinical department flu liaisons, OHS flu clinics and retail pharmacy options for obtaining flu immunization. For upcoming on-site OHS flu clinic locations and dates, and to register, visit the flu prevention website.