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EMU offering free flu vaccines in Kentwood on Monday

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Posted at 3:31 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 15:33:33-05

YPSILANTI, Mich. — Eastern Michigan University is offering free flu vaccines in Kentwood on Monday.

The school’s Center for Health Disparities is partnering with the Asian Community Toward Innovative Visionary Environment Coalition to distribute free flu vaccines across the state via mobile clinics.

“Flu vaccinations are more important than ever…to minimize the transmission of influenza during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says CHDIS Director Tsu-Yin Wu. “We are increasing flu vaccine awareness, enhancing access to vaccinations, and improving connections between health care providers and underserved Asian and Arab American communities.”

EMU says the operation is funded by the Centers for Disease Control, adding that while the focus is to provide vaccination to Asian and Arab Americans, all attendees are eligible to receive a flu shot.

They say vaccinations will be provided at St. Magdalen Catholic Church from 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 16.

Those requesting additional information are asked to contact Sarah Lilly at sarstjoh@med.umich.edu or Meriam Caboral-Stevens at emu_chdis@emich.edu.