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To get the flu shot or to not get the flu shot, that is the big question.

According to WNEM, The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has announced it is launching a statewide media campaign encouraging Michiganders to get their flu vaccine this fall and help prevent an outbreak of a second communicable disease during COVID-19.

Whitmer discussed the campaign today during the state's response to COVID-19.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer:

It’s more important than ever for Michiganders everywhere to get your flu vaccine. Preventing the flu will help us save lives and preserve the health care resources we need to continue fighting COVID-19. Gov. Every flu-related hospitalization we see this season will put an additional strain on Michigan’s economy and our health care systems and hospitals. Our hospitals are still reeling from the spring COVID-19 hospitalizations and are working to prepare for a potential second wave of the virus. I encourage everyone to get their flu vaccine and tell your friends and family to do the same.

This is really a hot topic for a lot of people and has been a debate for years. People constantly go back and forth on whether or not the flu shot works. Sometimes I get the flu shot and sometimes I don't. Does it truly work? I have no freaking idea, I just hope for the best. If you feel you don't want to get one, then don't but don't belittle people because they do. If you think it's important that you get an annual flu shot, that's cool too but don't treat others like you're better and smarter because of it.

At the end of the day, it's a choice and that choice is yours.

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