Dec 11, 2012

When are flu clinics this year?

Could you provide information about whether the Erie County Health Department will be running flu shot clinics in the community. In years past I have seen this information in the Register. I have been checking the community events section lately but have seen nothing listed. Thanks, Amanda in Perkins

The Erie County Health Department public outreach clinics are finishing up for the year, but there are still a few dates left. The last one in Perkins Township is Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the fire station at 4510 Milan Road. If you can't make it to that one, there are clinics you can attend in other nearby townships. You can see the full list in the PDF below. The health department recommends getting a flu shot as soon as possible. It takes two weeks for the vaccine to become fully active, and with the holidays coming up, the chance of exposure increases. If you aren't able to get a shot in December, there will be a new list of flu shot clinic dates starting in January.

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