Health Center Phone Number: 419-626-5623 EXT: 174
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Flu vaccine will be offered at various Public Health Outreach Clinics and at the Erie County Health Department. Please call 419-626-5623 EXT: 174 or click here to schedule an appointment. Please bring your photo ID and insurance card(s) or cash payments. Flu vaccine and administration costs will be billed to your insurance provider. For uninsured patients, a sliding fee scale will be applied as appropriate.
The traditional flu vaccine protects against three influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during this flu season. The viruses in the vaccine change each year based on surveillance and scientists’ estimations about which types and strains of viruses will circulate in a given year. Additionally this year, a flu vaccine for people ages 36 months through 64 years of age is a quadrivalent flu vaccine that protects against two Influenza A viruses and two Influenza B viruses.
WHO SHOULD GET A FLU SHOT?
The CDC recommends that everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season. It’s especially important that the following groups get vaccinated either because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications:
- Pregnant Women
- Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old
- People 50 years of age and older
- People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
- People who live in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities
- People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from the flu, including:
- Health care workers
- Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
- Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)
WHO SHOULD NOT GET A FLU SHOT?
- People who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs
- People who have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination
- People who developed Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome within 6 weeks of getting an influenza vaccine
- Children less than 6 months of age (influenza vaccine is not approved for this age group)
- People who have a moderate-to-severe illness with a fever (they should wait until they recover to get vaccinated)
PICTURE ID REQUIRED (ID of Parent/Guardian, if Child)
Insurance Card or cash if not using insurance for payment.
IMMUNIZATION RECORDS REQUIRED FOR CHILDREN
A sliding fee scale will be applied as appropriate. Medicaid, Medicare, other insurances, and cash are accepted. Please contact the Erie County Health Department at (419) 626-5623 extension 174 to schedule an appointment for a flu shot.