Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County tracks local seasonal influenza activity on a weekly basis. We have created color-coded levels of flu activity to help you understand how much flu is going on in our county.
Weekly flu activity levels are based on the percentage of reported Emergency Department (ED) visits for fever and influenza-like symptoms compared to total ED visits. Each weekly percentage is compared to a baseline average percentage from five previous flu seasons to determine the current weekly flu activity level.
Who should receive a flu vaccine?
ALL persons 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated. Persons especially at risk include the elderly, those with chronic illness, infants, and pregnant women. Health care workers, caregivers of high-risk individuals, and persons with contact with infants younger than 6 months are also strongly encouraged to be vaccinated.
What influenza vaccines are available at PHDMC clinics?
PHDMC offers preservative free quadrivalent and high-dose influenza vaccine.
What is the cost of the vaccine?
PHDMC bills all commercial insurances as well as Medicare and Medicaid. There is no office visit co-pay for immunization services. For self-pay patients the fee for adult vaccine is $21.00, high-dose vaccine $32.00, and for persons 6 months-18 years $12.00. Free vaccine is available for persons without insurance that cannot afford to pay.
Whom can we call if we want someone to come to our worksite to provide flu vaccine?
Maxim Healthcare 937-294-2200 or Premier Community Health 937-227-9400.