(DICKINSON-IRON COUNTY, MI.)–According to Ruth Manier, Community Health Service Director at the Dickinson Iron District Health Department, local influenza activity is on the rise. Current positive results are in person’s age 1-50. Vaccination can reduce illness, doctor’s visits, missed work and school as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. Getting your flu vaccine not only protects you, it protects your family, friends, and community. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department encourages you to get your flu vaccination today. Please contact your health care provider or the Health Department at 774-1868 or 265-9913.