Immunizations

Immunizations

 

Immunizations are one of the best ways to prevent diseases and keep your family healthy. At the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department, we offer routine vaccines for all ages, regardless of your insurance status.  Appointments for vaccination are available weekly in both our Benzie and Leelanau locations. 

 

 

2023-24 Cold and Flu Season Recommended Vaccines



 

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept walk-ins for immunizations. Appointments required. Please call 231-882-4409, ext 3 to schedule. 

  

COVID-19 Vaccines

New Recommendations (last updated September 13, 2023):

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older in the United States for the prevention of COVID-19. There is currently no FDA-approved or FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine for children younger than age 6 months. CDC recommends that people stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination. There is no preferential recommendation for the use of any one COVID-19 vaccine over another when more than one recommended and age-appropriate vaccine is available.

People recently vaccinated should wait two months before getting an updated vaccine. Those who have recently had a COVID infection can wait up to three months before getting an updated vaccine. Children 6 months to 4 years old who have not received a COVID vaccine are advised to receive a primary series with two Moderna doses, or three Pfizer doses. The doses should be from the same manufacturer.  (BLDHD does not offer Pfizer vaccines).  

Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Information

MDHHS COVID-19 Vaccine Information 
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Information
COVID-19 Vaccine Finder

 


Childhood Immunizations 

Keep your child up to date on immunizations. Some are required to go to school or daycare.  

*Families seeking non-medical immunization waivers for childcare or school entry must call 231-882-4409 ext 3 to schedule an appointment for an in-person meeting with a Health Department Staff Nurse. Waivers are now completed in the MCIR system. 

 

Additional information regarding childhood immunization recommendations: 

 

Adult Immunizations 

Vaccines aren’t just for kids! As you age, you may become vulnerable to new diseases. Your adult immunization needs depend on your age, lifestyle, medical conditions, travel plans, and vaccination history.  

The BLDHD carries the following vaccines:: 

TB (Tuberculosis) Testing

  • TB testing and follow-up are available to the public for $20.
  • To receive a TB test at the health department, call for an appointment: 231-822-4409 ext 3

 

Benzie Office

6051 Frankfort Hwy, Ste 100
Benzonia, MI   49616

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8am-12pm and 1pm-4:30pm

Phone: (231) 882-4409(231) 882-4409
Fax: (231) 882-2204
Environmental Health: (231) 882-2103
Confidential Fax: (231) 882-0143

Leelanau Office

7401 E Duck Lake Rd., Ste 100
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8am-12pm and 1pm-4:30pm

Phone: (231) 256-0200(231) 256-0200
Fax: (231) 256-0225
Environmental Health: (231) 256-0201
Confidential Fax: (231) 882-0143

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Rachel Pomeroy, Public Information Officer
Phone: 231-882-6085
bldhd@bldhd.org

 

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