LANSING, Mich. — Sen. John Proos received a flu shot on Thursday from a Michigan State University medical student during MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s annual Legislative Flu Shot Day at the Capitol.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 900,000 people were hospitalized and over 80,000 Americans died of the flu and its complications last winter.
“The flu season last winter was one of the deadliest on record,” said Proos, R-St. Joseph. “Although the CDC encourages all residents over six months old to get a flu shot, less than half of Americans get vaccinated each year. It can help protect you from getting the flu and also protect the vulnerable people around you — such as young children and seniors — who are most at risk of a serious flu illness.”
Proos thanked the MSU students for their time to administer flu shots to legislators and staff and offered information on local flu shots for area residents.
Residents can find a place near them to get a flu shot by inputting their ZIP code at www.vaccinefinder.org.
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