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Get a Flu Shot - If not for you, do it for them! Bookmark


Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health, and Ursel McElroy, director of the Ohio Department of Aging, have a simple message for Ohioans: Get a flu shot - especially older Ohioans and anyone who spends time around older adults.

Older adults are at increased risk for complications from the flu. Flu is highly contagious and is spread by coughing and contact. Symptoms include fever, cough, aches and tiredness. The best way to avoid getting the flu is by getting a flu shot. Ask about special high-dose vaccines specifically for older adults.

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