The CDC says the flu shot is the single best way to prevent the flu, and the agency recommends the vaccination for anyone six months and older. Many local resources for the vaccine are available for free.
Vaccination is especially important for protecting high-risk residents from flu complications such as young children, pregnant women, adults over 65 and anyone with chronic health conditions, like asthma, diabetes and heart disease.
Residents may contact their physicians, call the Summit County Public Health’s Appointment Line at (330) 375‐2772 or AxessPointe Community Health Clinics at (888) 975‐9188.
Flu season typically peaks around February, so it’s not too late to get vaccines, the CDC adds.