Your physician's office is a good place to call first. Many other locations also offer flu shots, including area health departments and senior centers. Some health departments maintain flu shot hot lines.
Here is a list of some private organizations offering flu shots as well as metro Toledo health department contact numbers - or flu shot hot lines - and Web sites:
Toledo-Lucas County Health Department's flu shot hotline: 419-213-4146, or www.lucas countyhealth.com
Fulton County Health Department: 419-337-0915. Call during normal business hours, or www.fultoncountyhealth dept.com
Wood County Health Department: 419-352-8402, or from northern Wood County, 419-244-1610. Call during normal business hours, or www.co.wood.oh.us/healthdepartment, click on "flu" under hot topics.
Ottawa County Health Department: 419-734-6800. Call during normal business hours, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or www.ottawahealth.org
Monroe County Health Department's flu shot hotline: 734-240-7878, or www.co.monroe.mi.us and go to the "flu clinics" quick links.
For those outside of metropolitan Toledo: Check your local phone book for health department listings. The Ohio Department of Health lists the number of every health department in the state on its Web site. Go to www.odh.state.oh.us and click on the "Local Health Districts" link at the top of the page.
The American Lung Association maintains a nationwide online flu shot clinic locator at www.flucliniclocator.org.
Many private organizations also are offering flu shots this year. Some of those groups include:
Mercy Health Partners offers flu shots for $20 [and accepts Medicare]. Their clinics include:
St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, 2213 Cherry St.: Nov. 21, 8 to 11 a.m. and Nov. 28, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Center for Health Promotion, 3930 Sunforest Ct., Suite 100: Nov. 22, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Nov. 29, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Surgery Center at Regency, 2000 Regency Ct., Suite 101: Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m.
Mercy Healthcare Center, 2200 Jefferson Ave.: Wednesday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Westfield Franklin Park is offering flu shots for $30 [and accepts Medicare] for those ages 9 and older from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through Dec. 18. The shots are being given next to the escalator entrance to the Franklin Park 16 Cinema De Lux entrance.