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National Influenza Vaccination Week 

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases is urging everyone 6 month and older to get their flu vaccine, especially adults whose chronic health conditions put them at higher risk for complications. In past flu seasons, 9 out of 10 adults hospitalized for flu had at least one underlying medical condition. 

Currently, Michigan is seeing low seasonal influenza activity, but seasonal flu is elevated across the country. Human influenza A and B viruses are the types that cause seasonal epidemics and are those best addressed in this season’s influenza vaccine. 
 

 

If you would like more information on flu activity in Michigan,
go to Michigan Flu Focus.  

Talk with your medical care provider about your immunization record or call the health department at 231-256-0200. 

   

WIC is here for Pregnant Women 

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) is here to help women throughout their pregnancy! As soon as you know you’re pregnant, apply for WIC. We can help you prepare to breastfeed and care for your little one – and WIC even offers prenatal benefits such as healthy food and nutrition advice. 

Visit http://www.signupwic.com/ or call 231-256-0200 to sign up for WIC! 

Holiday Hours 

Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season!

Our offices will be closed December 23rd, 26th, and 30th and January 2nd. 

Proposed Sanitary Code Update

The Board of Health has approved the latest proposed BLDHD Sanitary Code.

See the proposed BLDHD Sanitary Code: Click here

Reproductive Health Services 

Health Departments provide low to no cost reproductive health services, including screening and diagnosis for HIV and STIs, as well as family planning & reproductive health services. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 231-882-4409.  

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Our clinics will ONLY be offering Moderna vaccines for everyone 6 months of age and older. 

These clinics will be open to primary series and booster dose appointments. Parent consent is required for minors. Upcoming clinics in the Health Department can be found on our website.   

Anyone may call the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department’s public health information line at 231-882-2197 if they have questions or are not able to find a time or date that works for them and/or their child. Additional vaccination sites can be found at vaccines.gov.   

COVID-19 Testing Clinics

PCR and antigen testing available at no cost. No appointment needed.
Pre-registration recommended (but not required).To pre-register, click here

No testing in Leelanau on December 23rd, 26th, and 30th.  

Home Rapid Test kits and KN-95 mask are available at both Benzie and Leelanau County offices from 8 am-4:30 pm. Home Rapid Test kits can also be ordered online at https://www.accesscovidtests.org/

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