Health & Welfare Alert: Preventing the Flu

Wed, Nov 23rd, 2016

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

Periodically, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) posts health and welfare alerts. These helpful documents are designed to aid families and caregivers identify risk factors in their loved ones.

The purpose of this Alert is to encourage all individuals and caregivers to be vaccinated for the flu. The single best way to protect against the Flu is to get vaccinated each fall. Note: The flu season can begin as early as October and last as late as May and typically peaks in January or February. Vaccinations should occur as soon as possible, ideally in October. Routine annual vaccination is recommended for all persons 6 months and older. Please click here to access this full alert.

All Health and Welfare Alerts are posted on DODD's website so individuals, families, providers, and County Boards can easily access them at any time. You also can sign up to receive an alert when new Information Notices and Alerts are published. The email Information Notice Alert will contain a copy of the new or updated Information Notice, as well as a link to the Department's archive of Information Notices on the Internet. To subscribe, send an email to

If you have questions about the Alerts, please contact the MUI/Registry Unit at 614-995-3810.