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Where can I get a flu shot? 

Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) provides flu shots at no cost. During the 2021-2022 flu season, flu shots are free to Lorain County residents and were paid for by CARES Act funding through the Lorain County Commissioners.  

The vaccine office is open with all recommended vaccinations: 

  • Every weekday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
  • Select evenings until 5:45 p.m. 
    • First Wednesday of each month 

LCPH offers 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. 

What is the flu?

The flu is caused by a virus that passes easily from one person to another. When sick with the flu, people often feel some (or even all) of these flu symptoms.

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Tiredness
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea (This is more common in children than adults.)

The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against flu is to get a flu shot every flu season.

Who should get a flu shot?

The CDC recommends a yearly flu shot for everyone 6 months and older, except in rare cases. The flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your chance of catching the flu and its possible serious effects. A flu shot offers you the best protection through the peak flu season in Northeast Ohio.