The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH)

Health officials say November is best time for influenza shots

Avoid infection with influenza, novel coronaviru­s at same time

- Staff report For more informatio­n, contact Lorain County Public Health at 440322-6367 or visit LorainCoun­tyHealth. com.

Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) will provide flu shots starting Nov. 1, according to a news release.

A flu shot in November gives you the best protection through the peak flu season in Northeast Ohio, the release said.

Make an appointmen­t at LorainCoun­ flu for a flu shot in November, or call 440-284-3206 to make an appointmen­t.

“Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community from flu,” said David Covell, Lorain County Public Health commission­er. “It’s possible to get infected with both flu and (the coronaviru­s) at the same time.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all persons 6 months of age and older receive a flu vaccine every year.

Lorain County Public Health will offer three flu vaccine options: flu shot for ages 6 months through 64; high-dose flu shot for adults age 65 years and older; and nasal flumist for ages 2 through 49.

Flu shots are free to Lorain County residents and were paid for by CARES Act funding through the Lorain County Commission­ers, the release said.

In addition, Lorain County Public Health continues to provide free COVID-19 vaccines; all doses and all types.

Also, you can make a COVID-19 vaccine appointmen­t at LorainCoun­­s or call 440-284-3206.

People may get the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines during the same visit, including the flu shot, the release said.

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