The Van Wert County Health Department currently does not
have any scheduled flu vaccination clinics. For
information on the availability of the flu vaccine or to
schedule a vaccination please call 419-238-0808 extension
103 or 107.
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinic Dates
Held at the Van Wert County Health Department
Ages 6 months and up
No Appointment Necessary
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.
Based on that information and the recommendations of the FDA’s
Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee,
the strains selected for inclusion in the 2013-2014 flu
Trivalent influenza vaccine is made from
the following three viruses:
•an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
•an A(H3N2) virus antigenically like the cell-propagated
prototype virus A/Victoria/361/2011;
•a B/Massachusetts/2/2012-like virus.
The quadrivalent vaccine contains the above three viruses and
a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus.
The Van Wert County Health Department carries trivalent,
quadrivalent, and high dose vaccine.
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