Lorain County Flu

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Announcements

Get in the know at the Fair with the Lorain County General Health District

Posted on: August 14, 2017

In keeping with Lorain County Fair traditions, the Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) will: supply hand sanitizer throughout the fairgrounds to prevent the spread of disease, work with food vendors to ensure food safety, and encourage fairgoers to Walk for Water to earn a free ice-cold bottle of water. The LCGHD tent will be behind building 17 at the Lorain County Fair, Monday, August 21 through Sunday, August 27.

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September vaccine clinics

Posted on: August 10, 2017

 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:

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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.

 

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