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

Seasonal Flu

Get your flu shot!

Lorain County Public Health 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. It’s also possible to get infected with both flu and COVID-19 at the same time, and have symptoms of both flu and COVID-19.

Call 440-284-3206 to make an appointment. Flu shots are free to Lorain County residents and were paid for by CARES Act funding through the Lorain County Commissioners.

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.