Bowling Green, OH – Flu season is fast approaching and the single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season. The Wood County Health District is holding a walk-in flu shot clinic on October 2nd from 8 am – 6:30 pm. Wood County Health District is located at 1840 E Gypsy Lane Rd in Bowling Green. Since it is a walk-in clinic, no appointment is necessary. Quadrivalent vaccines, which protect against 4 strains of the flu, are only $25 for adults and $20 for children. High-dose trivalent vaccines are available for those 65 years and older, which can be billed through Medicare. If you cannot make it to the walk-in clinic on October 2nd, you can call 419-354-9049 to set up an appointment to get your flu shot on another date.
Flu season typically begins in October or November and peaks in January or February. It takes about two weeks
after getting the flu shot for the body to build up the antibodies for protection, so now is the perfect time to get your flu shot!
Flu shots are recommended each year for everyone 6 months of age and older. Certain people may be more susceptible to the flu and should make sure to get a flu shot, such as people with certain medical conditions like asthma, lung disease, and diabetes, pregnant women, those who are 65 years or older, or those who live with or care for others who are at high risk of contracting influenza.
Certain people should consult their healthcare provider before obtaining the vaccine, including: those who are allergic to eggs, have had a severe reaction to a previous influenza vaccination, are younger than 6 months, have a history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome or are currently ill with fever.
If you have any questions, you can call the Wood County Health District at 419-352-8402.