Cleveland Department of Public Health Encourages Flu Shots This Winter Season

It’s flu season again, and the Cleveland Department of Public Health would like to remind Clevelanders about the importance of getting a flu shot and flu prevention.

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There are simple things you can do to protect yourself from the flu.  Practice good hand-washing techniques and wash your hands often.

Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.  If you should become ill, follow-up with your physician and make sure to take any antiviral medications that are prescribed.

The best way to prevent getting the flu is to get a flu shot.  The health centers of the Cleveland Department of Public Health are currently offering flu vaccines at the following locations:

1) J. Glen Smith Health Center

11100 St. Clair Avenue

216-249-4100

Every Tuesday 8:30-11:30am

2) Miles/Broadway Health Center

9127 Miles Avenue

216-664-3609

Every Wednesday 8:30-11:30am

3) McCafferty Health Center

4242 Lorain Avenue

216-651-5005

Every Friday 8:30-11:30am

Visit www.clevelandfluandyou.org for more information about flu prevention and education.  For more information about our flu clinics, visit http://www.clevelandhealth.org/network/health/influenza.php

We are also on Facebook and Twitter.  “Like” our page on Facebook, Cleveland Fights the Flu.  Make sure to follow us on Twitter, @clevelandflu.

About Dan Williams

Director of Media Relations for Mayor Frank G. Jackson, City of Cleveland

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