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Seasonal Influenza

General Information

Clinic Dates

 

The Van Wert County Health Department  For information on the flu vaccine or to schedule a vaccination please call:
419-238-0808 extension 103 or 107.

Walk-In Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinic Dates

Every Wednesday

 October 1, 2014  thru December 17, 2014

from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Held at the Van Wert County Health Department

Ages 6 months and up
No Appointment Necessary

Additional afternoon/evening clinics BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on:
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

If you need vaccinated in your vehicle, please call the Van Wert County
Health Department at 419-238-0808.


The flu virus causes a respiratory illness, which is characterized by an abrupt onset of fever, muscle soreness, sore throat and nonproductive cough. It can cause severe malaise lasting several days.

The Van Wert County Health Department is offering
quadrivalent vaccine, which protects against four strains of influenza, will be offered in the both the injectable and nasal mist forms.  High dose vaccine will also be offered for individuals over 65 years of age. 

While everyone is now recommended to receive influenza vaccine, high-risk patients: pregnant women, those with asthma, diabetes, or other chronic conditions, remain at risk for serious complications from influenza. CDC, and state and local public health agencies, will continue to reinforce efforts to emphasize the crucial importance of vaccine for these groups while simultaneously promoting annual influenza vaccination for everyone in the community.

There are two types of Flu Vaccine
The "Flu  Shot"
      This may be used for persons 6 months of age and older, including healthy people and persons with chronic medical conditions.
"Nasal-Spray" Flu Vaccine
      This is approved for healthy people aged 2-8 years of age.
To be protected, you must be immunized every year. Flu viruses vary from year to year, and the flu vaccine addresses these changes.
 
For more information visit the following links:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ohio Department of Health
2014/ 2015 Flu Vaccine Information Statement Inactivated Vaccine
2014/ 2015 Flu Vaccine Information Statement Live (Mist) Vaccine
2014/ 2015 Flu Vaccine Information Statement Inactivated Vaccine- Spanish
2014/ 2015 Flu Vaccine Information Statement Live (Mist) Vaccine - Spanish
2014/2015 Flu Vaccine Information Statement Inactivated Vaccine-Chinese
2014/2015 Flu Vaccine Information Statement Live (Mist) Vaccine-Chinese

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