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Free flu vaccination clinics in January

By Mark Shuller - Email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Health Department will host free flu vaccination clinics for those who have not yet received the vaccine. It is not too late to receive flu vaccine this year to protect yourself, your community and those you love.

The vaccination clinics are free and open to the public. They will be held:

Saturday, Jan. 8

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Woodward Career Technical High School

7005 Reading Road

Cincinnati, OH 45237

(513) 363-9300

 

Saturday, Jan. 15

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Super Saturday

New Vision United Methodist Church

4400 Reading Road

Cincinnati, OH 45229

(513) 961-4817

 

Sunday, Jan. 16

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Corinthian Baptist Church

772 Whittier St.

Cincinnati, OH 45229

(513) 221-7351

 

Sunday, Jan. 23

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Winter Health Fair

SuCasa Hispanic Center

7036 Fairpark Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45216

(513) 761-1588

 

For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending everyone over the age of 6 months receive the flu vaccine. This year's flu vaccine protects against seasonal flu and H1N1.

"The flu vaccine is the best way to protect against the flu. The CDC is reporting that locally and nationally flu cases have risen in recent weeks, so it is important to receive your vaccine soon to maximize your protection," Dr. Steve Englender, Director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness for the Cincinnati Health Department, said.

Besides the vaccine, basic preventative steps can be taken to reduce chance of getting the flu, including washing your hands thoroughly to reduce the spread of germs and staying away from people who are sick. Also, if you feel sick, do not go to school or work.

The vaccination clinics are part of the Not Me, Not My Family vaccination campaign, a partnership of Cincinnati, Norwood, Sharonville and Springdale health departments that began as a result of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.

For more information, contact 357-7499.

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