The Door County Health Department announces flu vaccine clinics for adults are scheduled throughout October. Influenza (flu) can be a very serious disease with many complications. Symptoms of influenza include fever, muscle aches, sore throat, and a non-productive cough. More serious illness can occur if pneumonia follows.
The health department will give the quadrivalent vaccine this year, which includes protection from four different viruses. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning one day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.
Rhonda Kolberg, Door County Health Officer, said, “Flu viruses are constantly changing. Each flu season, different flu viruses can spread. Getting vaccinated with the flu vaccine every season protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will cause the most illness this season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the flu vaccine as the first and most important step in preventing flu.”
The fee is $35 for the adult vaccine.
Vaccine clinics for adults are: Oct. 5, 10-11:30am & 1-2:30pm, Washington Island Community Center; Oct. 6, 1-2pm, Senior Resource Center, 832 N 14th Ave, Sturgeon Bay; Oct. 12, 11am-12pm, Baileys Harbor Town Hall, 2392 Cty F; Oct. 12, 5-6pm, Brussels Community Center, 1366 Junction Road; Oct. 17, 4-5:30pm, Door County Government Center, Peninsula Room, 421 Nebraska Street, Sturgeon Bay; Oct. 20, 11 am – 12 pm, Liberty Grove Town Hall, 11161 Old Stage Road, Sister Bay.
Flu vaccines for children are administered by appointment; call 920.746.2234. Check for updates to the flu vaccine schedule at co.door.wi.gov.