Cincinnati Health Department: Free Flu ShotsFebruary 14, 2020
Free Flu Shots
Jan 08, 2020
Flu vaccination has been shown to prevent flu illnesses, doctors’ visits and hospitalizations and can be life-saving in children. Seasonal influenza activity in the United States continues to increase and has been elevated for the past eight weeks according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Since Thursday, December 26, 2019, there have been 62 positive influenza cases (most of these individuals had not been vaccinated) and there have been there have been 85 influenza hospitalizations in Cincinnati since October 1 of last year.
To prevent the spread of the flu, the Cincinnati Health Department is offering free flu clinics/shots through the end of February for those still in need of a flu shot. Flu vaccinations are offered at the following CHD health centers •Ambrose H. Clement (3559 Reading Rd., Suite 101, 45229)Tuesdays 9 a.m. -Noon, and Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. -Noon and Thursday 1:00 -4:00 p.m., and Fridays 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. •Bobbie Sterne (1525 Elm Street, 45202): Wednesdays 1:00 -4:00 p.m. •Braxton F. Cann (5818 Madison Road, 45227): Mondays 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. -Noon and Friday 1:00 -4:00 p.m •Millvale at Hopple (2750 Beekman Street, 45225): Thursdays 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. –Noon •Northside (3917 Spring Grove Avenue, 45223), Thursdays 5-7pm •Price Hill (2136 West 8th Street, 45204) The 2nd and 4th Friday 1:00 -4:00 p.m.
In addition to getting a flu vaccination, take these everyday preventative actions to stop the spread of germs.• Get a yearly flu vaccine • Try to avoid close contact with sick people. • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them. • If you are sick with flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.) • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands. • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way. • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like flu.