Mahoning County Public Health sets series of flu clinics
YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County Public health will host flu vaccination clinics throughout the county.
Flu vaccines will be available for those between 6 months and 5 years old, ages 18 and older, and ages 65 and older.
These clinics will take place:
• 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 29 at the Southern Park Mall Center Court
• 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 29 at the Austintown Senior Center
• 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 4 at Boardman United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
• 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 at Canfield United Methodist Church
• 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at Mahoning County Public Health
• 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Beaver Township Woodworth Park
• 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 13 at Southern Park Mall Center Court
• 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 at Berlin Township Building Weidemier House
• 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at Struthers Mauthe Park
• 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Poland Township Administration Building
• 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Sebring Administration Building
• 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Mahoning County Public Health
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Boardman Township Administration Building
• 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at Mahoning County Public Health
The Mahoning County Health Clinic accepts walk-ins for flu vaccines.
The clinic also accepts most Medicare health insurance and offers free vaccines for children.
As flu season approaches, children, elderly and people with chronic physical ailments remain at high risk. Physical ailments that put people at high risk include asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, heart disease, blood disorders, diabetes, extreme obesity, kidney, liver or endocrine disorders, weakened immune systems, HIV or AIDs, according to Mahoning County Public Health.
Pregnancy, chronic steroid use or long-term aspirin use also can make people high risk.