The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH)
Health officials say November is best time for influenza shots
Avoid infection with influenza, novel coronavirus at same time
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 LorainCountyHealth.com/ 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 LorainCountyHealth.com/coronavirus 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.