Sunday, January 6, 2013
Flu kicking into high gear in Ohio
If you haven’t caught the flu this year, you’re not in the clear - according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu season can extend into May. The Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) said in Lorain County in 2012, there were 166 flu cases reported, a dramatic increase from the 18 cases seen in 2011. “The yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses and the good news is you can still get your shot at locations throughout Lorain County,” the LCGHD said on its flu website, LorainCountyFlu.com, which lists information as well as clinics, participating local pharmacies and grocery stores. You may also get your flu shot at any LCGHD Immunization Clinic this month…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
We have the link of where to get shots in Lorain County.
It's here. The Flu. Did you get your flu shot? According to the CDC's information page, Ohio reached the level of "regional" outbreaks last week. Four states, including New York, have already reached "widespread" outbreaks. If you haven't gotten your shot, you might want to get one--quickly. The Lorain County General Health District has a nifty "flu shot locator" for Lorain County. According to the Huffington Post, Dec. 2-8, 2012 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, a campaign organized by the CDC to encourage vaccination. Who needs to get a flu shot? Dr. Roy Seitz, director of the emergency department at St. John Medical Center, offered this list. Click here for more information on flu shots from the Centers for Disease Control. …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Find a convenient Lorain County flu clinic – the Flu Shot Locator.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Where will you get your flu shot this season? The Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) has partnered with LorainCounty.com to provide an interactive, easy-to-use Flu Shot Locator. The district recommends defending against disease and getting a flu shot to keep health. Features of the Flu Shot Locator include: Visit www.LorainCountyFlu.com to locate a flu clinic nearby. LCGHD encourages all Lorain County residents to team up with a flu shot this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect from flu viruses. The CDC recommends that all people 6 months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine, especially people who are at risk of severe flu and …
Monday, November 7, 2011
It was the last clinic of the year, but vaccines are still available.
The Lorain County General Health District administered more than 250 flu vaccines at its last flu shot clinic of the year Saturday at Avon High School, said Janine Grottier, the district’s preparedness coordinator. “We hope to get rid of all our vaccines,” she said. Sara Warner, the district’s health educator, recommends everyone older than six months receive the vaccine annually, as does the Center for Disease Control. “It’s the best way to protect you and your family from the flu,” Warner said. The clinic does not offer needle-less vaccines, which were recalled by Giant Eagle last month after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said there was not enough data to declare them safe, said health educator Sara Warner. It did offer live, …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Giant Eagle has pulled flu shots administered with a jet injector.
Needle-less flu shots are no longer being offered at Giant Eagle pharmacies, following a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA issued a statement Friday advising health care professionals not to administer jet injected, or needle-less, flu shots. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued updated guidance to health care professionals on the administration of influenza vaccinations," Giant Eagle said in a statement released Monday. "As a result of this guidance, Giant Eagle Pharmacy has discontinued use of needle free technology for flu shots, but will continue to administer the flu vaccine via traditional needle injection." The FDA statement warned that all vaccinations should be given according to their labelling …