LCHD to host Walk-In Wednesday adult flu shot clinics
For the Tomahawk Leader
MERRILL – The Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) will host Walk-In Wednesday adult flu shot clinics this fall.
The clinics will be held at LCHD, 607 N. Sales St., Merrill, each Wednesday from Sept. 20 through Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Quadrivalent ($55.00) and high dose flu vaccines ($105.00) will be available while supplies last. Medicare Part B, Security Health Plan (Essence, Esteem and Spirit) and Railroad Retirement will be accepted. LCHD is unable to bill any other Medicare Advantage Plans, private insurance (Humana, United Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield, etc.) or Medical Assistance. Insurance cards are required. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted for those without an accepted insurance plan.
In addition, LCHD will provide Tdap vaccines for $10.00, regardless of insurance status.
LCHD said an annual flu vaccine is recommended for everyone six months and older.
“It’s the best way to protect you and your loved ones from getting the flu,” LCHD stated. “Certain people are at higher risk for flu complications. This includes adults who are 65 years and older; people who have chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease; pregnant women; and children younger than five years.”
Fall, ideally by the end of October, is the best time to get a flu vaccine, LCHD said, noting it can take up to two weeks for the flu vaccine to take full effect.
“If you do get the flu after getting vaccinated, it is more likely to be a milder case,” LCHD said.
For more information about the flu or the clinics, call LCHD at 715-536-0307.
LCHD said it will be sharing information soon on youth flu clinic opportunities.
LCHD is not currently offering COVID-19 vaccines. LCHD said it will notify the public as its supply becomes available. Visit www.vaccines.gov to find a vaccine provider.