LCHD to hold youth vaccine clinics this fall
For the Tomahawk Leader
LINCOLN COUNTY – The Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) will hold several vaccine clinics for Lincoln County students this fall.
LCHD has flu shots and flu nasal mist available for students.
In a release, LCHD said an annual flu shot is one of the best ways to prevent the flu and is recommended for everyone 6 months and older, while the Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough (pertussis).
Vaccines will be offered for students in 4K through 12th grade at the following clinics:
- Merrill High School, Tuesday, Oct. 17.
- Prairie River Middle School, Tuesday, Oct. 24.
- School District of Tomahawk, Thursday, Oct. 26.
- LCHD, 607 N. Sales St., Merrill, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Students enrolled in 4K, elementary and private schools are encouraged to attend. All Lincoln County students are welcome.
LCHD noted that the schedule is dependent on flu vaccine availability, and any schedule changes will be communicated to parents and guardians.
Pre-registration is required for all clinics and must be completed a week prior to the clinic. No walk-ins will be accepted. To pre-register, visit www.bit.ly/LincolnYouthVaccineClinics.
“By completing the pre-registration form, parent(s)/guardian(s) are giving consent to LCHD to vaccinate their child with the flu and/or Tdap vaccine while at school,” LCHD stated. “Parent(s)/guardian(s) do not need to be present. Please have your child dress appropriately so their upper arm is easily accessible the day of clinic. If your child receives a flu and/or Tdap vaccine prior to their scheduled clinic, please call LCHD to cancel their appointment.”
LCHD will also host a Special Youth Vaccine Clinic on Monday, Oct. 9, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Children who have no health insurance, children with health insurance but no vaccine coverage, children on Medicaid/Badgercare and children who are Native American/Alaskan Native are eligible for the clinic and can receive all routine immunizations, including the flu vaccine. Total cost for the appointment is $10.00 for the appointment. However, some children may be eligible to have this fee waived, LCHD said. Pre-registration is required and can be completed by calling LCHD at 715-536-0307.
For more information on the clinics, contact LCHD at 715-536-0307 or [email protected].