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Seasonal Flu Vaccine



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(419) 734-6800


Adult Flu Shot Information


The health department will bill Medicare (with the exception of Anthem Medicare) and Medicaid for those adults who bring their current insurance cards to their appointment.   

For adults with other health insurance that covers flu shots, you will be required to pay for the shot at the time of service and will need to submit documentation to your insurance company for reimbursement.



The cost of the Flu Vaccine is $35.00 each.  (Quadrivalent Dose - 4 strains of Flu Viruses in 1 shot.) 


High Dose Flu Vaccine will be $60.00 each.  (For age 65 and older)


To schedule a seasonal flu shot appointment, please call the Ottawa County Health Department at (419) 734-6800 or toll-free in Ottawa County at 800-788-8803.


Children's Flu Shot Information

Children 3-18 years of age that are covered by private health insurance plans, will be required to pay the fee of $35.00 per shot, which covers the vaccine and administration fees.



Vaccines For Children (VFC) Flu Shots will be given to QUALIFYING children 6 months to 18 years. In order for your child to qualify for those flu shots, you must meet one of the following criteria:
  • You are an American Indian or Alaskan Native;
  • You are enrolled in Medicaid;
  • You do not have insurance; or
  • You are underinsured, which includes:
    1. You have commercial (private health insurance but the coverage does not include vaccines;
    2. Your insurance covers only selected vaccines; or
    3. Your insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount (once that coverage amount is reached, the children are considered underinsured).

Parents whose children qualify for the VFC Flu vaccine, will be held responsible for paying an administration fee.


Influenza, commonly known as “the flu”, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus which spreads from close contact with infected persons or contaminated objects.  Influenza illness is characterized by the abrupt start of fever (100 - 104 degrees), sore throat, headache, myalgia (body aches), nonproductive cough, and extreme fatigue, with symptoms lasting an average of 2-3 days.  **It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.**

Flu activity most commonly peaks in the United States in January or February.


You cannot catch the flu from the flu vaccine.


The Center for Disease Control recommends that all persons 6 months old and older should receive the flu vaccine.  Being vaccinated protects you and prevents spreading the flu to those around you.


Should you have any questions about this vaccine, please contact the Nursing Division at (419) 734-6800.



2017-2018 Flu Reports

 12/17/17 - 12/23/17 (Week 51)  
 12/10/17 - 12/16/17 (Week 50)  
 12/03/17 - 12/09/17 (Week 49)  
 11/26/17 - 12/02/17 (Week 48)   02/04/18 - 02/10/18 (Week 6)
 11/19/17 - 11/25/17 (Week 47)   01/28/18 - 02/03/18 (Week 5)
 11/12/17 - 11/18/17 (Week 46)   01/21/18 - 01/27/18 (Week 4)
 11/05/17 - 11/11/17 (Week 45)   01/14/18 - 01/20/18 (Week 3)
 10/29/17 - 11/04/17 (Week 44)   01/07/18 - 01/13/18 (Week 2)
 10/22/17 - 10/28/17 (Week 43)    12/31/17 - 01/06/18 (Week 1)
 10/15/17 - 10/21/17 (Week 42)  12/24/17 - 12/30/17 (Week 52)



2016-2017 Physician Influenza Like Illness Report


2016-2017 Magruder Hospital Influenza Like Illness Report


2016-2017 School Absence Report

2015-2016 Physician Influenza Like Illness Report

2015-2016 Magruder Hospital Influenza Like Illness Report

2014-2015 Physician Influenza Like Illness Report

2014-2015 Magruder Hospital Influenza Like Illness Report

2013-2014 Physician Influenza Like Illness Report

2013-2014 Magruder Hospital Influenza Like Illness Report

2012-2013 Physician Influenza Like Illness Report

2012-2013 Magruder Hospital Influenza Like Illness Report

2012-2013 School Absence Report

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