STEUBENVILLE – Flu shots are now available at the Jefferson County General Health District.
Flu season in the United States begins in October, peaks between December and February, and can last until May, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jefferson County residents can visit the Steubenville office on Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. :00.
The Toronto office is open for walk-in visits every Monday from 9 am to 3 pm If you prefer to schedule your appointment, call (740) 283-8530.
In addition to the main office locations, the health district will be mobile throughout the month of October:
— Tuesday: Rayland Volunteer Fire Department, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
– Thursday: Smithfield Food Pantry, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; and Dillonvale – Mount Pleasant Branch Library from 1 to 3 p.m
– Friday: Tiltonsville Water Department from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
— Oct. 19: Mount Pleasant Fire Hall: 5 to 7 p.m
— Oct. 26: Fort Steuben Mall Parking Lot: 3 to 6 p.m.
Mobile clinics in Richmond and Salineville are currently being planned, and officials said those details will be announced once plans are finalized.
Those who wish to be vaccinated against the flu must bring their insurance card. The vaccine is $25 for those without insurance and free for those who qualify.
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