Calvin College is the winner of Michigan's second annual Flu Vaccination Challenge. The challenge divides schools into three categories by size. Calvin College won in the small school category. Hope College was a close second.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) partnered with Alana’s Foundation and 17 Michigan colleges and universities to see which schools could achieve the highest flu vaccination rates on their campuses.

Today, MDHHS announced that Calvin College, Wayne State University, and Michigan State University are the winners of the 2015-2016 Flu Vaccination Challenge for small, medium, and large-sized schools. This represents the first win for Calvin College and back-to-back wins for Wayne State University and Michigan State University.

“Vaccination is the single best way to prevent the flu,” said Nick Lyon, director of MDHHS.

Last flu season, 44.3 percent of Michigan residents were vaccinated against the flu, that's below the national average of 47.1 percent. The Michigan Care Improvement Registry says 10.8 percent of adults aged 18-24 years were vaccinated against the flu in 2014-2015.

Schools participating in this year's challenge were: Albion College, Alma College, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Hope College, Kalamazoo College, Michigan State University, Muskegon Community College, Oakland University, Rochester College, Southwestern Michigan College, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Western Michigan University.

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