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WUPHD offers vaccination services


October 1, 2019

Kim E. Strom/Daily Globe

PUBLIC HEALTH nurse Courtney Karttunen gives a flu shot to public health nurse Keri Aho at the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department Monday in Bessemer. The Center for Disease Control recommends annual flu shots for those six months of age and older.


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BESSEMER - The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department in Bessemer offers several vaccination services to the public, and although they can bill insurance, they also offer a sliding scale for fees for those without insurance, according to public health director Cari DiGiorgio. "The services really are affordable," she said.

Flu shots are now available and recommended annually, said DiGiorgio. They are seasonal, which means they are evaluated every year according to what strain seems to be prominent, she said. They are designed to last through the...

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