Bowling Green, OH – Flu season is here 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 9 from 12-4 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 the flu shot and $30 for the flu mist for self-pay patients. Many insurances are accepted and can be billed if the flu shot is covered. 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, 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. Some people may be more susceptible to the flu and should make sure to get a flu shot, including people with certain medical conditions such as: 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 about the flu clinic, you can call the Wood County Health District at 419-354-9049.
The Wood County Health District provides numerous services to the community, including medical services for uninsured and underinsured men, women and children. The mission of Wood County Health District is to take the initiative to facilitate opportunities for Wood County residents to lead healthy lives. The Health District is located at 1840 E. Gypsy Lane Rd. in Bowling Green. Normal office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with late hours and satellite clinics are available. The Wood County Board of Health meetings are generally held on the second Thursday at 6:00 pm at the Wood County Health District and are open to the public.