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McKenzie Healthy Living Event on Aug. 18 to Focus on Immunizations

As part of National Immunization Awareness Month, which highlights the importance of vaccines for people of all ages, the next McKenzie Health System (MHS) “Healthy Living Together” virtual series will focus on immunizations, including the flu and shingles vaccines. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 18, from noon to 1 p.m.

Katie O’Mara, Nursing Director for the Sanilac County Health Department, will discuss recommended vaccines for children through seniors, including vaccine schedules, common questions about immunizations, and more.

The free webinar is live, with the chance to watch via Zoom or call in via phone, and it will also be recorded and shared on the McKenzie YouTube channel and Facebook page after the event. Participants will have the opportunity to type interactive questions and comments for the Q&A discussion.

“We all know that vaccines are a very hot topic right now, and we are here to answer your questions, address your concerns and provide the latest information on recommended immunizations for all ages,” said Louise Blasius, LMSW, LPC, Director of Human Services at McKenzie Health System and Healthy Living Together Chair. “During National Immunization Awareness Month and throughout the year, it is important to pay attention to your health, to make those regular appointments for preventative care, and to take steps to protect yourself and your family.”

Community members can register for each free event at 810-648-6117 or

Additional dates and topics in the year-long “Healthy Living Together” series include:

  • September 15, Suicide Prevention, Kellie Phelps, Assistant in Prevention and Public Education, Sanilac County Community Mental Health (live);
  • October 20, Medicare Update Open Enrollment, Louise Blasius, Director of Human Services, McKenzie Health Services (live);
  • November 17, Holiday Cooking with Kids, Chef Aaron Puzan, Autumnwood of Deckerville (recorded).

Healthy Living Together is a project developed by McKenzie Health System in collaboration with the Sanilac County Health Department, MSU Extension, Great Start Collaborative-Sanilac, and Sanilac County Community Mental Health.