It’s more important than ever to protect yourself against the flu, and that means getting an annual preventative flu vaccine.
All Van Wert Health primary care locations and our Walk-in Clinic have this season's vaccine available. Information below about how you can receive flu shots at all of our convenient locations. No appointment needed!
What to expect
- Masks are required in all Van Wert Health locations.
- To keep the potential for exposure to illness as low as possible for our patients, families, and staff, please call our offices from your parked car when you arrive. A clinical staff member will pre-screen you over the phone and then instruct you from there.
- You should not come for your flu vaccine if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or any type of illness.
- Your flu vaccine will be deferred until you are feeling well.
- Short/no sleeve shirts are helpful to wear.
We want to continue to keep the potential for exposure to illness as low as possible for our patients, families, and staff. For that reason, we ask that you call the office from your parked care when you arrive. We will check in the patients and ask COVID-19 screening questions over the phone about everyone who will be entering the office that day.
Primary Care - Van Wert Fox Road
140 Fox Road, Suite 201, Van Wert, Ohio
Pediatrics - Van Wert Fox Road
140 Fox Road, Suite 304, Van Wert, Ohio
Primary Care - Ottoville
290 East 3rd Street, Ottoville, Ohio
Primary Care - Rockford
506 South Main Street, Rockford, Ohio
214 Towne Center Blvd, Van Wert, Ohio
Patients coming to our Walk-In Clinic can come into the clinic when they arrive. Check-in and screening questions will be asked in the waiting room before going back to an exam room.
Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season with rare exceptions. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenza.
Flu season runs from September to May. It's best to get a flu vaccine as early in the season as possible, ideally by the end of October. This gives the body a chance to make antibodies that protect from the flu. But getting a flu vaccine later in the season is better than not getting it at all.
The most important step you can take is getting a flu shot, but you should also practice good hygiene and take special care in shared spaces.
- Cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing.
- Throw away used tissues right away.
- Wipe down all surfaces.
- Wash your hands or use sanitizer.
The resource below provide key facts and FAQs about seasonal flu vaccines.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Vaccine Information Center
- This nonprofit organization offers general information and history about influenza vaccination.
American Academy of Pediatrics
- The American Academy of Pediatrics provides basic information and resources for parents about flu symptoms, treatment, and prevention.