Influenza is on the rise in northeast Ohio, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health said Thursday.
CLEVELAND - Supervisor of Clinical Services at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health Cindy Modie and the staff there are gearing up for an impending flu immunization season.
Modie suggested shopping around now for a location to get a form of the flu vaccine that will work for your age group.
"The flu is so unpredictable. It's not a wait-and-see-type of disease. You want to get your flu shot early. You want to be fully protected. You want to make sure your children are protected and everyone around you," Modie said.
Runny or stuffy nose
Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
Older people, young children, pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, emphysema, and kidney disease are at high risk for complications.
Worsening of chronic medical conditions including asthma and diabetes
NewsChannel5's Lee Jordan spoke with a doctor about how this flu season is particularly active. See the video for the interview.
Supervisor of Clinical Services at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health Cindy Modie and the staff there are gearing up for an impending flu immunization season.
Residents in Lorain County can head to the fairgrounds Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a flu vaccine. The flu shot costs $15. For non-residents, it costs $20.
The American Academy of Pediatrics urged parents Monday to vaccinate children against the flu as soon as possible.
The number of Ohioans hospitalized with the flu since last September jumped dramatically over the previous year, but health officials say there isn't an easy explanation for the increase.
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