Onondaga County Health Department to Hold Public Flu Vaccine Clinic

Get your annual flu vaccine!  The Onondaga County Health Department will be holding a public flu vaccine clinic on Wednesday, November 18th from 2:00PM-6:00PM.  The clinic will be held at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center located at 421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202, in Room 30 in the basement.  Residents who would like more information on this flu vaccine clinic are encouraged to call 435-2000.

This clinic is a walk-in clinic and no appointment is necessary. Vaccines will be free for Onondaga County residents, while supplies last.  The Onondaga County Health Department flu clinic will provide flu vaccines for anyone six (6) months of age and older.

The CDC continues to reinforce that getting flu vaccine every year is particularly important for persons at high risk for complications from the flu, or for those who have contact with people at high risk.  Those include the following:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children younger than five, but especially children younger than two years old
  • People 50 years of age and older
  • People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
  • People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  • People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
    o Health care workers
    o Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
    o Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than six months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)

Children under the age of nine who have never had a flu vaccine series before will need two doses of vaccine.   The second vaccine should be given four weeks after the first vaccine. If your child is under age nine (9) and only received one dose of vaccine last year, they should receive one dose this year.

Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect your health as well as your family, friends, and others.  Get your flu vaccine to protect yourself and others!  For more information, call 435-2000.