Officials say there have been 94 reported cases of flu statewide this year. They say that is a typical number.
Officials say one bat was found in Antrim County and the other in Alpena County.
Even though there has been an overall decrease in vaccination waivers statewide, some counties still have high rates of children not receiving vaccinations.
Michigan’s immunization waiver rate has decreased by 39% as a result of a rule change last year. That rule makes it so parents who wish to not vaccinate their children are required to meet with health officials before a waiver will be granted. Continue reading
Local health experts say they’re renewing focus on immunization education. They are hoping to lower the number of vaccine waivers in schools.
Michigan is ranked with the 4th highest vaccine waiver rate in the country. Continue reading
We’ve heard of blood drive challenges between Michigan colleges and universities as a way to show school spirit.
Michigan’s flu season came just over a month earlier than usual this year. Upon its arrival tagged along a familiar, but unwelcome virus.