Flu Facts

The Ottawa County Department of Public Health worries that this year’s flu season could be more severe than last year due to fewer people observing COVID-19 prevention strategies.

As the 2021-22 influenza (flu) season gets underway in West Michigan, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health is encouraging flu vaccinations for everyone six months of age or older by the end of November to reduce the risk of illness and its potentially serious complications.

The health department expects to see an increase in the number of flu cases this year compared to 2020, due to relaxed COVID-19 prevention strategies.

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