Flu is a respiratory illness that is easily spread from person to person through sneezing, coughing and contact with hands that touch the eyes, nose and mouth.
Getting the flu can be serious. More than 200,000 are sick enough to be in the hospital. Almost 36,000 people die every year (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Getting a flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu.
Remember to wash your hands after coughing, sneezing and before you eat. Teach your children to wash their hands after coughing, sneezing and before they eat. Cough into your sleeve and not into your hands.
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.
We offer flu shots at our immunization clinics. Call for FLU availability. Walk-in flu shots are available 9 -11:30 a.m. at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health Main Clinic located at 5550 Venture Drive in Parma. More times and locations are available by appointment.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 216-201-2041.
We provide free flu shots for children and adults without insurance or without the ability to pay.
The Cuyahoga County Public Health Collaborative analyzes influenza-related data for our county. The reports are produced weekly.