Seasonal Influenza

The Van Wert County General Health District offers seasonal influenza vaccine. To be protected, you must be immunized every year. Flu viruses vary from year to year, and the flu vaccine addresses these changes.

The flu virus causes a contagious respiratory illness which can lead to fever, muscle soreness, sore throat, stuffy nose, cough, fatigue, and headaches.

The Van Wert County General Health District is offering flu vaccine for everyone age 6-month and older including a high-dose vaccine for those age 65 and older.  While everyone is now recommended to receive influenza vaccine, high-risk patients: pregnant women, those with asthma, diabetes, or other chronic conditions, remain at risk for serious complications from influenza and it is highly recommended that these groups receive the vaccine.

You can help prevent the flu with the following actions:

  • Get a flu shot
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue, discard the tissue, and wash your hands afterward.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
The Van Wert County General Health District Flu Clinic Dates
  • Please contact the health department at 419-238-0808 ext. 103 or 107 to schedule a flu vaccination.

Want to have a faster appointment? Have your flu form filled out prior to your visit!

Flu Vaccination Form

For other information on the flu vaccine please call: 419-238-0808 extension 103 or 107.

If you need vaccinated in your vehicle, please call the Van Wert County General Health District at 419-238-0808.

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