Lorain County Flu

 

 

Flu Dictionary:

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.

 


Announcements

September 2014 Flu Clinics

Posted on: September 16, 2014

A flu shot can reduce your risk of getting sick this season. To protect both you and your loved ones, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a flu vaccine as the best way to prevent illness. According to the CDC, all people 6 months of age and older should receive a flu vaccine. Flu outbreaks can begin in early October so it is best to get vaccinated in the early fall.

Lorain County General Health District Health Commissioner, David Covell, RS, MPH, announced the following September Flu Shot Clinics:

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2014 LCGHD Flu Clinics

Posted on: September 5, 2014

The Lorain County General Health District is holding Flu Clinics during September and October. There are no out-of-pocket costs, get your flu shot! We accept most private insurances, Medicare, and Medicaid. No one will be turned away due to an inability to pay. 

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