Have You Gotten Your Shots?

By: USACE Europe District

Michigan Health Officials are encouraging residents to be vaccinated against both the flu and whopping cough (pertussis).

In Michigan, there has been an increase in pertussis throughout the past decade, with a peak of more than 1,500 reported cases in 2010. This year in Michigan, there have been nearly 600 reported pertussis cases as of Sept. 30. And Michigan already has seen 12 seasonal flu cases. – CBS News

Vaccinations are encouraged for family members of children to young to receive the vaccine in order to help create “a circle of protection”.  Pertussis is critical to vaccinate against as it is a vaccine preventable disease, and flu vaccinations can better protect people as the incidence of flu rises nationwide.

Click here to learn more about vaccinations.

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