Flu Shots

Make an appointment with your primary care provider. Often, this can be a visit with your provider's nurse, unless you have questions for your provider. 

Cost, Payment and Insurance

A visit to your physician's office will often be billed as a nurse visit if it is solely to receive a flu shot.

Please check with your insurance provider to see if the cost of a flu shot is covered. Most do cover preventative immunizations.

Who should get a flu shot?

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone older than 6 months be vaccinated for the flu. CDC is encouraging people to be vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available, as this is the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease.

Children under the age of 3 should see their primary care provider.

Flu Vaccine Clinics

These flu vaccine clinics are open to the public. For the clinics at Hancock, University Center and in pediatrics it's suggested patients make an appointment. The clinic at the Ontonagon Community Health Center does not require an appointment. The phone numbers for each clinic are directly below, and a full schedule of upcoming clinics is available below that.

  • Family Practice - Hancock - (906) 483-1060
  • Family Practice - University Center - (906) 483-1860
  • Portage Health Pediatrics - (906) 483-1700

Flu Shots at Express Care

UP Health System - Portage Express Care service will be offering flu shots on an ongoing basis throughout the flu season. The shots are $40 and will be given to anyone ages 3 and up any time during Express Care operating hours of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

Express Care is located at 921 W. Sharon Avenue.

For more information on Express Care, visit portagehealth.org/ExpressCare or call 483-1777.

About the Flu

Visit cdc.gov/flu for more information about the flu and the flu vaccine, and answers to frequently asked questions. Visit flu.gov for one-stop access to U.S. Government flu information.