November is the best time to get your flu shot in northeast Ohio

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Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) will provide flu shots starting on November 1, 2021. A flu shot in November gives you the best protection through the peak flu season in Northeast Ohio. Call 440-284-3206 to make an appointment for a flu shot in November.

“Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community from flu,” explains LCPH Health Commissioner David Covell, MPH, RS. “It’s possible to get infected with both flu and COVID-19 at the same time.” 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all persons 6 months of age and older receive a flu vaccine every year. LCPH will offer three flu vaccine options: flu shot for ages 6 months through 64 years, high-dose flu shot for adults 65 years and older, and nasal flumist for ages 2 years through 49 years. Flu shots are free to Lorain County residents and were paid for by CARES Act funding through the Lorain County Commissioners.

In addition, LCPH continues to provide free COVID-19 vaccines; all doses and all types. To make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, call 440-284-3206. People may get the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines during the same visit, including the flu shot.