LCHD offers flu shots for Lincoln County students at no charge
Lincoln County Health Department will hold flu clinics this fall for Lincoln County students (grades 4K–12). “We are pleased to be able to offer this service at no charge for students this school year,” states Shelley Hersil, Health Officer/Director for LCHD. “Being able to save parents time and help keep kids healthy and in school is a benefit for all,” she adds. An annual flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu and is recommended for everyone six months and older, Hersil said.
Remaining flu clinics for Lincoln County students are scheduled as follows:
● Prairie River Middle School (PRMS) Student Flu Clinic, Oct. 26, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. PRMS Auditorium
● Lincoln County Youth Flu Clinic, Nov. 4, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Lincoln County Service Center
*Students enrolled in 4K, elementary and private schools are encouraged to attend this clinic. All Lincoln County students are welcome.
● Tomahawk School District (TSD) Student Clinic, Nov. 9, 8:30-11:30 a.m., TSD Auditorium
This schedule is dependent on flu vaccine availability. Any changes in the schedule will be communicated to parent(s)/guardian(s).
LCHD has flu shots and flu nasal mist available for students. Pre-registration is required, no later than the day before the clinic at noon. Go to http://bit.ly/3zMKa0A to register. Walk-ins are not accepted. By completing the pre-registration form, parent(s)/guardian(s) are giving consent to LCHD to vaccinate their child with the flu vaccine while at school. Parent(s)/guardian(s) do not need to be present. Parents should have their child dress appropriately so their upper arm is easily accessible the day of clinic. A face mask is required.
If you have questions or would like more information, contact LCHD at 715.536.0307 or LCHealth@co.lincoln.wi.us. For more information about Lincoln County Health Department’s programs and services, visit lincolncountyhealthdepartment.com or find us on Facebook.
Lincoln County Health Department is always working for a safer and healthier Lincoln County.