October 2, 2014

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It’s not too late to vaccinate!

Anyone can catch the flu. It’s never known when people will begin to get sick and how long the illness will last. To protect both you and your loved ones this flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a flu vaccine as the first and best way to protect from flu viruses. Prevent the spread of disease and defend your health by receiving a flu shot.

The Lorain County General Health District reminds residents to get vaccinated. The remaining 2012 Lorain County General Health District’s Flu Clinics include:

Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at:

  • Avon Heritage North Elementary School: 35575 Detroit Rd., Avon, OH 44011
  • Lorain County JVS: 15181 State Route 58, Oberlin, OH 44074

Please note that there is a $15 charge for the seasonal flu vaccine for residents within the Lorain County General Health District and a $20 charge for those who live outside of the Health District. Medicare and Medicaid will be accepted and no one is refused due to an inability to pay.

According to the CDC, all people 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine, but it’s especially important for some people to get vaccinated, including:

  • People who are at high risk of developing serious complications like pneumonia if they get sick with the flu. This includes:
    • People who have certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease.
    • Pregnant women.
    • People 65 years and older
  • People who live with or care for others who are high risk of developing serious complications. This includes:
    • Household contacts and caregivers of people with certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease.

Visit www.LorainCountyFlu.com; follow us on Twitter @LorainCoHealth; join us on Facebook or call the Lorain County General Health District, the Flu Hotline at 440-329-7926, for the most up-to-date flu clinic and prevention information!