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Welcome to the Grand Traverse County Health Department. It is our responsibility to protect the health of all Grand Traverse County residents through a wide variety of programs and services.  From Community Health to Environmental Health, and Emergency Management to Animal Control, we are here to keep this community safe and healthy.  

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At the Grand Traverse County Health Department we're...

Helping you Make Healthy Decisions. 

Preventing Whooping Cough (Pertussis) and Future Outbreaks

Ensure that you have been vaccinated against whooping cough.  Booster doses are required throughout life, as protection against whooping cough after vaccination wanes over time.

Infants are recommended to begin the whooping cough vaccine series, DTaP, as early as 6 weeks of age.  Just one dose of DTaP may offer some protection against fatal whooping cough disease in infants.  Young children are suggested to receive five doses of DTaP by kindergarten.

Adults are recommended to receive a Tdap booster and this recommendation is increased when in contact with small children

Pregnant women should receive their whooping cough vaccine during the 3rd trimester of every pregnancy

If you have recently had close contact to persons with whooping cough it is important to receive antibiotic medications

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More Information about Pertussis


Happening Now

Walk-in flu shots are now available:

Monday - Friday
8:30 - 11:30am
1:15 - 3:45pm
Don't wait to get your flu vaccine!


10/22/2014 - Read all the latest  Ebola information for residents of Michigan.


10/02/2014 Update - The Michigan Department of Community Health has confirmed 25 cases of Enterovirus-D68 in Michigan.  

Read a memo on EV-D68 from our Medical Director.

Read the EV-D68 fact sheet.
Learn about the
Healthy Michigan Plan.