Douglas County Health host flu clinicsThe Douglas County Public Health Service will provide for the general public three community-based clinics to provide the HINI Influenza A vaccine.
The Douglas County Public Health Service will provide for the general public three community-based clinics to provide the HINI Influenza A vaccine.
The clinics run 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at Mission Covenant Church, 5161 S. County Road P, Poplar; 3-7 p.m. Thursday at United Presbyterian Church, 229 N. 28th St., Superior; and 3-7 p.m. Jan. 14 at Solon Springs Community Center, 11523 U.S. Highway Business 53. The seasonal flue vaccine will be offered at the Superior and Solon Springs clinics.
“Even though rates of illness from H1N1 Influenza are declining throughout Wisconsin and the United States, now is a very good time to get vaccinated, while healthy. A third wave of H1N1 Influenza is likely to occur, possibly in early 2010,” said Deb Clasen, Douglas County Health Officer.
Vaccination is now open to any person who wishes to receive it. There is no charge for the H1N1 Influenza A vaccination. The vaccine consent form can be found at www.douglascountywi.org/flu; this may be filled out and brought to the vaccination clinic.
If vaccine for the seasonal influenza is available at these public vaccination clinics, the charge for the seasonal shot is $22.00; Medicare and Medicaid billing only.
In addition, individuals may receive the H1N1 Influenza A vaccination and the Seasonal Influenza vaccination at the Public Health Service on Mondays from 8 a.m. to noon and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. The office closes at 11:45 p.m. Thursday and, will be closed New Year’s Day.
For more information about H1N1 Influenza A, visit www.pandemic.wisconsin.gov, www.douglascountywi.org/flu, or call 211. You may also call the Douglas County Health Issues Line at (715) 395-7411 or contact your health care provider.