Anyone can catch the flu. The flu strikes without warning and symptoms can be severe and life-threatening. To protect both you and your loved ones the Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) will provide the flu vaccine this fall and throughout the flu season.
Vaccines to protect children, adolescents, and adults from diseases will be offered by the Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) at the following locations in September 2017:
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.