It's not too late to get your flu shot!
To protect both you and your loved ones Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) will continue to provide the flu vaccine. Cases of flu are highest January through March in Northeast Ohio, so it’s not too late to get protected with an annual flu vaccine.
“Get the vaccine now so your body can be ready for any potential flu virus contact during holiday gatherings,” recommends LCPH Health Commissioner, David Covell, MPH, RS. “Once a person gets their annual flu vaccine it takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop to provide protection against the flu virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a flu vaccine as the first and best way to protect yourself and your family.
Call 440-284-3206 to make a vaccine appointment with LCPH. Or, walk in weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at LCPH, 9880 Murray Ridge Road in Elyria. Flu shots will also be available at the following community vaccine clinics in December:
- Lorain: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Lorain County Free Clinic, 5040 Oberlin Ave.
- Wellington: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wellington Town Hall, 115 Willard Memorial Square
- Avon: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Avon VFW, 36950 Mills Road
No appointment needed. Bring your photo ID and all insurance cards. LCPH accepts most private insurances, Medicare plans, and Medicaid. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.
For more information on how we make your health & safety our priorities, contact Lorain County Public Health at 440-322-6367 or visit LorainCountyHealth.com. Follow your local health department on Twitter @LorainCoHealth, Facebook, or YouTube.