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Mahoning County Public Health announces local flu shot clinics

YOUNGSTOWN- Mahoning County Public Health will be holding flu shot clinics at various locations throughout the county. Local clinics include 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St.; and 2 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Beaver Township Woodworth Park, 225 Warren Ave.

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. People at High Risk of developing flu-related complications include children ages 6 months to 2 years old; adults 65 years of age and older; pregnant women and women up to two weeks postpartum; residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities; chronic medical conditions such as asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, heart disease, blood disorders, diabetes, kidney, liver, or endocrine disorders, weakened immune systems due to diseases such as cancer, HIV or AIDS, or medications such as  chronic steroid use or long-term aspirin use in people younger than 19 years of age

Schedule an appointment at 330-270-2855 ext. 125 prior to clinic date. All clinics are by appointment only. Bring insurance cards, driver’s license, Medicaid and Medicare cards so the cost of the vaccine can be billed; most private insurances are accepted. Mahoning County Public Health is a Vaccines for Children Program Provider and will have limited opportunities for children that are uninsured or underinsured to receive the vaccine free of charge.

Available flu vaccines include the following: ages 6 months and up – Quadrivalent (4 flu virus strains); ages 65 years and older -High dose quadrivalent (4 flu virus strains); and ages 18 years and older- Egg free (cell based) quadrivalent (4 flu virus strains).

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