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.
MEDINA, Ohio - The Medina County Health Department is offering an evening pediatric seasonal flu clinic for children 6 months old to 18 years old.
The evening clinic will be held on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at 4800 Ledgewood Dr. in Medina.
The clinic will operate on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
The pediatric seasonal flu vaccine is also available at a walk-in clinic Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at 4800 Ledgewood Dr. in Medina.
In order to prevent delays in service, a parent or legal guardian must accompany all minor children.
Pediatric seasonal flu vaccine is $12 for Medina County children and $14.50 for out-of-county children. No child will be denied a flu vaccine due to inability to pay.
Medicaid, Care Source, Well Care and Buckeye Community are all accepted. You will need to bring your insurance cards and a parent or legal guardian photo ID is required.
The Medina County Health Department no longer has adult seasonal flu vaccine available.
"We encourage adults to visit a medical provider, pharmacist, doctor office, or clinic for a seasonal flu vaccine," said a health department official in a news release.
Clinic times and dates are subject to change due to vaccine availability. Additional information and a complete list of flu clinics are available here: www.medinahealth.org. You can also call 330-723-9688 or 1-888-723-9688 and choose option 1.
Services are partially funded by your local property tax health levy.
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