BUCYRUS — Crawford County Public Health will be hosting the seventh annual “Boo! To the Flu Clinic” in Bucyrus on Oct. 15.
Families can dress up in Halloween Costumes and help the nursing staff say, “Boo! to the Flu”.
“Our nurses will join in the fun and be in their favorite Halloween Costumes as they provide a treat to all the children that get their flu shots. There will be kid craft activities and games too,” said administrator Kate M. Siefert, R.S.
The flu clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Crawford County Public Health office, located at 1520 Isaac Beal Road.
Siefert said people should not wait until everyone around them is sick to get vaccinated.
“It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu,” said Amy Ramirez, Director of Nursing.
Crawford County Public Health also has vaccination clinics every Thursday, with evening hours being offered on the second and third Thursday of each month.
“Please bring along your health insurance cards. It is recommended that all people six months and older get a flu shot. Certain people are at higher risk of complications from the flu. Those people include children age six months to 18 years, pregnant women, people 50 years and older, anyone with chronic medical conditions and people who live in nursing homes,” said Siefert in a press release on Wednesday.
Siefert said the best way to protect yourself from getting the flu is to practice good handwashing, get a flu shot each year, stay home when you are sick and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
For more information on protecting yourself and your family from the flu and to schedule your flu shot, contact Crawford County Public Health at (419)562-5871.