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Flu season. Your health & safety. Our priority. When should I get my flu shot? November calendar hold.

When will flu vaccines be available? 

Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) will provide flu shots starting on November 1, 2021. A flu shot in November offers you the best protection through the peak flu season in Northeast Ohio. Flu shots are free to Lorain County residents and were paid for by CARES Act funding through the Lorain County Commissioners.  

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 + COVID-19 vaccine clinics 

Make an appointment online or walk in for a flu shot and/or a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at nearby clinic in November. People may get a flu shot and any dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during the same visit.  People without internet access may call 440-284-3206 for an appointment.

Click the link below, or download the ArmorVax app (Apple or Android) and use the location code to make an appointment.

November 3, 2021    1 - 7 pm    Lorain County Public Health in Elyria 

November 4, 2021    10 am - 12 pm AND 2 - 6 pm    Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington 

November 6, 2021    9 am - 1 pm    Lorain County Community College - Ewing Field House in Elyria

November 6, 2021    9 am - 1 pm    Elyria High School in Elyria 

November 7, 2021    9 am - 1 pm    Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lorain 

November 8, 2021    9 am - 12 pm    The Anchor in Avon Lake 

November 8, 2021    3 pm - 7 pm    New Russia Township Hall in Oberlin 

November 9, 2021    3 - 6 pm    LaGrange United Methodist Church in LaGrange  

November 13, 2021    9 am - 1 pm    Lorain High School in Lorain 

November 15, 2021    1 pm - 4 pm    North Ridgeville Fire Department in North Ridgeville  ** DRIVE-THRU and only for ages 12+ ** 

November 16, 2021    10 am - 1 pm    Old Stone Evangelical Church in Amherst 

November 17, 2021    9 am - 12 pm    Columbia Twp. Fire Department in Columbia Station 

 

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.