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Sep 2011
Medina County Health Department Announces Adult Seasonal Flu Clinics
Pediatric Flu Vaccine Still Not Available

The following drive-through only seasonal flu clinics are for adults 19 years of age or older:
• September 9, 2011, 9-11 AM, Wadsworth Fire Station #2, 338 Weatherstone Drive, Wadsworth
• September 16, 2011, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Hinckley Fire Station, 1410 Ridge Road, Hinckley
• September 23, 2011, 9-11 AM, Medina Township Garage, 3718 Weymouth Road Medina

The following clinics are walk-in clinics for adults 19 years of age or older:
• October 7, 2011, 9-11 AM, St. Ambrose Lehner Center, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick
• October 14, 2011, 9-11 AM, Lodi United Methodist Church, 320 Medina Street, Lodi
• October 17, 2011, 2-4 PM, Homerville Community Center, 8964 Spencer Road, Homerville
• October 21, 2011, 9-11 AM, Spencer United Methodist Church, 201 E. Main Street, Spencer
• October 28, 2011, 9-11 AM, Seville United Methodist Church, 74 West Main Street, Seville

Homebound older adults may request to receive a flu shot at their home by calling Jean Daniel at 330-662-0452. Flu vaccine is $25 for Medina County adults and $30 for out-of-county adults. Pneumonia vaccine is $60 for Medina County residents and $65 for out-of-county residents. Medicare pays for the flu and pneumonia vaccine for adults over 65 years of age. We accept traditional Medicare and most Medicare HMO plans. Please bring all insurance cards. A photo ID is required for anyone getting a flu shot. For more information, call 330-723-9688 or toll-free at 1-888-723-9688, option 1.

Starting October 3, 2011, adults 19 years of age or older may get their flu shot at the walk-in flu clinic at the Medina County Health Department on Mondays and Fridays from 1:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. For a complete list of flu clinics, visit www.medinahealth.org.

Health experts now recommend that everyone six months of age or older get vaccinated against the flu. Each flu season, different flu viruses can spread and they can affect people differently based on their body’s ability to fight infection. Even healthy children and adults can get very sick from the flu, but certain people are at greater risk for serious complications if they get the flu, including:
• People 65 years of age or older
• Children younger than five years of age, but especially children younger than two years of age
• People with chronic diseases such as asthma or diabetes
• Pregnant women

The Medina County Health Department orders vaccine every spring for the following year. We are waiting for the shipment of pediatric vaccine, vaccine for pregnant women, and additional adult vaccine. As soon as we receive our vaccine, we will update Medina County residents.

Clinic times and dates are subject to change due to vaccine availability. Additional information and a complete list of flu clinics are available at www.medinahealth.org. For more information, please call 330-723-9688 or toll-free at 1-888-723-9688. Services are partially funded by your local property tax health levy. Medina County Health Matters!
Posted by Tina Gienger on September 12, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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