It’s FLU Time again!
The Centers for Disease Control recommend that everyone ages 6 months and older get an influenza (flu) shot every year to help prevent the spread of the virus. Influenza, or the flu, is a respiratory illness (involves the lungs and breathing) that can cause serious illness or death. Symptoms are very similar to coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms.
Flu clinics throughout the county and at the agency have been scheduled and are starting soon. Please check the calendar for dates.
As with ANY vaccine, if you are ill, you need to wait until you are feeling better to get it. Please do not come to any of our flu clinics if you are ill (fever 100.4 or higher, cough, short of breath, muscle/body aches, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.).
Please wear a face covering/mask if you are coming to one of our community walk-in clinics. If the clinic location is busy, please remember to keep your distance from others to reduce the spread of illness, including Covid-19.
High dose flu vaccine is available in limited quantities this year. This vaccine is designed for people 65 years and older and delivers a higher dose of the antigen, the part of the vaccine that helps your body build up protection against the virus. The higher dose of antigen is intended to give older people a better immune response.
Drive-up clinics will also be available at the agency. Appointments are required. Please call 263-3303 to schedule your time. When you call, please let us know if you need the regular flu vaccine or if you want the high dose flu vaccine.
Flu Vaccinations Dates, locations & Costs (pdf)
View the Calendar for Flu Vaccination Dates
Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health meets the community's needs through providing public health, home health, hospice, and homemaker services. Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health has been Medicare certified since May of 1974 and Hospice certified since May of 1999. Public Health services have been provided to the citizens of Crawford County since 1951. The agency is a non-profit organization serving under the direction of the Crawford County Board of Health and receives financial support from the Crawford County Board of Supervisors.
Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health believes in the human rights of each individual, the value of life, and the goal of achieving the highest standard of health possible for each individual served. The agency believes that these services provided are an important part of the health care delivery system. It is also believed that a home environment in many cases can enhance and encourage individuals to strive for optimal health. To achieve this goal, coordination and planning must involve the physician, other service providers, and educating the client and/or family. Optimum quality care is important to meet the community health needs.