OCHD offering flu, COVID-19 vaccines

For the Tomahawk Leader

ONEIDA COUNTY – The Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) is offering flu and COVID-19 vaccines.

The vaccines are available at OCHD, 100 W. Keenan St., Rhinelander, Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Appointments are not required.

In a release, OCHD said it is “dedicated to ensuring that everyone in our community has access to flu and COVID-19 vaccines,” adding that November is “a great time to make sure your loved ones and your community are safeguarded against these illnesses.”

OCHD currently offers:

  • The Bridge Access Program, which provides COVID-19 vaccines to adults without health insurance and adults whose insurance does not cover all COVID-19 vaccine costs.
  • Vaccines for Adults (VFA), which helps with flu vaccines for uninsured or underinsured adults 19 and older.
  • Transportation assistance, which provides rides to and from community clinics for people who do not have their own transportation or have trouble getting there.
  • Drive-up vaccines for those individuals who may have limited mobility and would prefer a vaccine from their vehicle.
  • Home visits for those individuals that have an acute or chronic illness, limited mobility, injury, developmental disability, or mental health condition that makes it difficult to leave the home.

For more information, visit www.oneidacountypublichealth.org or call OCHD at 715-369-6111.

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