© 2024 WEMU
Serving Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, MI
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
School Closing Information

Washtenaw Health officials urge residents to get flu shot

Flu shots are recommended for all pregnant women.
PhotoAlto/Michele Constantini
Flu shots are recommended for all pregnant women.

Washtenaw County health officials say it isn’t too late to get a flu shot.

The county has been experiencinga moderate to moderately severe influenza season so far.

Statewide, Michigan has seen a worse than usual season, caused in part by the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and a decline in vaccination rates.

The county health department’s epidemiology manager, Laura Bauman, says they saw a spike in influenza cases at the start of the year, but another surge could still happen, due to the multiple variants circulating in the community.

“We haven’t seen a lot of Influenza B, and sometimes what will happen is we will have our Influenza A peak, and then we will have a later Influenza B peak, so we’re certainly going to be watching."

Bauman says there have been roughly 180 hospitalizations in Washtenaw County caused by influenza so far this season.

Non-commercial, fact based reporting is made possible by your financial support.  Make your donation to WEMU todayto keep your community NPR station thriving.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Contact WEMU News at734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org

Taylor Pinson is a former WEMU news reporter and engineer.
Related Content