Gilchrist calls on Michiganders to get flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine booster
With the fall season, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist on Monday received a flu shot and a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot in Detroit and urged others to do so.
“We are still navigating the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and as such we want people to make the choices that are available to them to protect themselves and their families. This is a step that is available to us and I encourage people to do so,” Gilchrist said at a CVS pharmacy located in Northwest Detroit.
In addition, state officials have also advised Michiganders to take a flu shot during the fall.
“Everyone aged 6 months and older, with rare exception, is recommended to receive the annual flu vaccine,” the state of Michigan writes on its website. “Flu vaccination helps protect you from getting sick with the flu and prevents you from passing it on to those who could get very sick from the flu.”
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) last week encouraged residents to take advantage of the federal government’s free at-home COVID-19 test program, and is providing information about testing options in the state.