Flu Shot Information
Since February 2010, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) has recommended that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccination each year.
The reasoning behind this is universal approach to flu vaccination in the U.S. is to expand protection against the flu to more people and protect those who are at high risk from getting serious flu related complications and to prevent the spread of flu to others who maybe at high risk for developing complications.
LifeWorks Erie has been providing flu vaccinations to adults, 18 years of age and older in Erie and Crawford counties for over 35 years. In 2010, during the H1N1 flu outbreak we expanded our program and were also able to vaccinate children, age 9 and older who weigh over 90 pounds.
Since that time, we have had many requests for family vaccinations. Therefore, beginning this fall and going forward, we will again be offering flu vaccinations to adults and children age 9 and older who weigh over 90 pounds.
There is a new flu vaccine for 2012. It is not the same vaccine that was given in 2010 or 2011. Vaccine's are made new each year and based on the flu virus seen abroad and in the US.
It is important to receive a flu shot each year (acts as a booster).
LifeWorks Erie will be giving shots in multiple clinics throughout Erie and Crawford Counties, see the schedule on this page, or contact LifeWorks Erie at (814) 459-4132 with questions.
Our campaign Kick Off Clinic at the Shrine Club is September 6, 2012.
There is no upfront cost to anyone, LifeWorks Erie will bill the individuals health insurance. We accept all insurances.