Have you noticed handwashing signs in bathrooms and restaurants across Lorain County?
These signs remind everyone to wash your hands so you don’t get sick!
The Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) is now offering immunizations by appointment in order to make it easier for Lorain County residents to get vaccinated. Instead of walking in and waiting, get vaccinated at a time and place that is convenient for your hectic schedule.
“By making immunization appointments, Lorain County residents can have better control over their schedules and their health,” said LCGHD Health Commissioner, David Covell, R.S., M.P.H. “Now, residents can simply give us a call and make an appointment that best fits into their busy lives.”
Call 440-284-3206 to make an immunization appointment for children and adults. Bring all immunization records, insurance cards, and cash or check. Some children may be eligible for discounts under the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. All children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
LCGHD offers all recommended child and adult vaccines: Dtap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis/Whooping Cough), Gardasil (HPV- Human Papillomavirus), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, combination Hepatitis A & B, Hib (Haemophilus Influenza Type B), Influenza (inactivated, nasal, and high dose), MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), MMRV, Meningococcal Meningitis, Pneumonia, Polio, Rotavirus, Shingles, Td (Diphtheria, Tetanus), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis- Whooping Cough), and Varicella (Chicken Pox),
Call 440-284-3206 today to make an appointment!
an·ti·vi·ral (ān'tē-vī'rəl, ān'tī-): Medication that is used to prevent or cure a disease caused by a virus. Antivirals are prescription medicines that can fight against many diseases, including the flu, small pox and tuberculosis. Although the flu vaccine is the first and most important step in preventing flu, antiviral drugs are a second line of protection against the flu. Antiviral drugs are not sold over-thecounter.You can only get them if you have a prescription from your doctor or health care provider.
con⋅ta⋅gious (kuhn-tey-juhs): Easily spread through touch or contact with people or objects (phones, faucets and doorknobs).
in⋅flu⋅en⋅za (in-floo-en-zuh): A respiratory illness that can be spread from person to person. Most people have some immunity and a vaccine is available. This is also known as the common flu or seasonal flu.
vac⋅cine (vak-seen): A shot given to prevent a disease and give protection against.