Graphic illustration of a blue band aid with a white heart in the middle. Text below band aid reads:  Get a flu shot.

Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) will begin to provide flu shots on October 17, 2022 at flu vaccine clinics across Lorain County, and at Lorain County Public Health, Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 4 pm at 9880 Murray Ridge Rd, Elyria.

  • Flu shots are free to Lorain County residents, and were paid for by ARPA funding through the Lorain County Commissioners.
  • 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. 

Schedule a flu shot appointment online or by phone 440-284-3206 for an upcoming flu vaccine clinic: 

  • Avon: Monday, Oct. 17, 1 pm - 4 pm
    Avon Middle School, 3445 Long Rd

  • Columbia: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10 am - 12 pm
    Columbia Township Fire Department, 25540 Royalton Rd

  • Wellington: Thursday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. AND 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Lorain County Fairgrounds, 23000 Fairgrounds Rd

  • Elyria: Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 am - 1 pm
    Northwood Middle School, 570 Abbe Rd N

  • Lorain: Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 am - 1 pm
    Lorain High School, 2600 Ashland Ave

  • New Russia: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2 pm - 6 pm 
    The Lodge of New Russia Township, 46300 Butternut Ridge Rd

  • Elyria: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10 am - 2 pm
    Lorain County Community College, Spitzer Conference Center, 1005 Abbe Rd N

  • Elyria: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 4 pm - 7 pm * COVID and Flu vaccines available
    Lorain County Public Health, 9880 Murray Ridge Rd

  • Lorain: Sunday, Nov. 6, 9 am - 1 pm
    Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Ave

  • Elyria: Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 am - 12 pm * COVID and Flu vaccines available
    Lorain County Public Health, 9880 Murray Ridge Rd

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 every autumn offers you the best protection through the peak flu season in Northeast Ohio.