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Flu Shots Lake Health is offering seasonal flu shots for $20 at the following locations: Chardon Campus, 510 Fifth Ave., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.…

Flu Shots

Lake Health is offering seasonal flu shots for $20 at the following locations:

- Chardon Campus, 510 Fifth Ave., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- The Clinic at Middlefield, located inside Wal-Mart Supercenter, 15050 Springdale Ave., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

No appointment is necessary. Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to receive the seasonal flu vaccine at our centers. The influenza vaccination is covered by Medicare.

For more information, call the Best of Health Line at 440-953-6000.

NAMI Geauga Speaker Meeting

Dr. James Rodio, medical director of Ravenwood Mental Health Center, will address forensic psychiatry and Deanna Brant, chief operating officer of intensive services at Ravenwood, will address Geauga County’s mental health services available at the Geauga County Safety Center at the Geauga Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness educational speaker meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services, 13244 Ravenna Road.

The program is free and no registration is required. For more information or to join the Geauga chapter of NAMI, please call 440-286-6264.

Bloodmobile

American Red Cross blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors may give every 56 days and must bring some form of photo identification and a list of all current medications.

The Northern Ohio Blood Services Region currently has an urgent need for blood donors. All types are needed, specifically Type O Negative.

For more information about confirming blood drive information, donating blood or making an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit the Red Cross website at www.redcrossdonor.org. If you are interested in donating platelets, call 1-800-356-3339.

- Jan. 17, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, 13207 Ravenna Road, Chardon, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Double Reds available.

- Jan. 18, Valley Presbyterian Church, 17560 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

- Jan. 20, Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, 1:30-6:30 p.m.

Flu Shots Available

The Geauga County Health District has announced its adult flu clinics.

Flu shots will be available every Friday during the season from 8:30-11 a.m. at 470 Center St., Building 8, Chardon.

Geauga County Health District will bill most Medicare and employee health insurance plans for the flu shot. The flu vaccinations cost $30 or $40 for high dose vaccine if they are paid for in cash. Most insurance plans accepted; bring insurance card for insurance billing.

Pregnant women must have a signed order from their obstetrician.

No appointment is necessary. For more information or to preregister, call 440-279-1950.

Geauga WIC Program

The Geauga WIC Program is a nutrition education program for pregnant women and women who just had a baby, breastfeeding moms, infants and children up to age 5 years. WIC provides nutritious foods, breastfeeding support and low cost infant car seats to those who are income eligible.

Call 440-279-1936 for details or visit www.geaugacountyhealth.org.

2014 Immunization Clinics

The Geauga County General Health District offers walk-in immunization clinics for children and adolescents through the age of 18. Due to federal legislation, vaccines can no longer be offered free to anyone that has health insurance coverage, including Medicaid. Residents must present an immunization record as well as a current insurance card.

The following is a list of upcoming immunization clinics:

- Middlefield, Jan. 16, St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Road, 3-6 p.m.

- Newbury, Jan. 22, Grace Evangelical Bible Church, 14951 Auburn Road, 9-11:30 a.m.

For more information, call the Geauga County General Health District at 440-279-1950.

Women’s Health Expo Set

The public is invited to attend a free community education event on Feb. 8 featuring health and wellness information of special interest to women.

The eighth annual Women’s Health Expo is presented by University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Holiday Inn Express & Suites – LaMalfa, 5783 Heisley Road, Mentor.

A panel of clinical experts representing a wide range of specialties will address health-related questions and conduct an interactive session with the audience. Topics will include cardiology, oncology, gynecology, pain management, orthopaedics, lung disease and sleep disorders.

Free wellness screenings will also be available and a wide array of educational and interactive vendor exhibits will be on display. Complementary brunch will be served. The event is free, but space is limited and reservations are required.

Call 440-285-7757 for information and registration before Feb. 3.

Blood Pressure Screenings

Lake Health will offer free blood pressure checks at the Chardon Campus, 510 Fifth Ave., from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

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