The Door County Public Health Department announces their lineup of flu clinics. Influenza can be a very serious disease with many complications. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, sore throat and a non-productive cough. More serious illness can occur if pneumonia follows.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), everyone six months and older should get a flu vaccine this fall. The health department is giving the quadrivalent vaccine this year, which includes protection from four different viruses.
It is suggested that participants wear clothing with short sleeves to the clinics. There is a $36 fee for the vaccine for adults. For adults with Medicare, Part B covers the cost of the vaccine; and individuals with traditional Medicare Part B, Humana Medicare Advantage Plan, or United Health Care Medicare Advantage Plan are requested to bring their insurance cards to the clinic site.
The following places will host flu clinics for adults: Aging and Disability Resource Community Center (Oct. 9, 1-2 pm), Door County Government Center (Oct. 9, 3:30-5 pm), Liberty Grove Town Hall (Oct. 19, 11 am – 12 pm), Baileys Harbor Town Hall (Oct. 22, 1-2 pm), and the Brussels Community Center (Oct. 25, 10-11 am).
Flu vaccines are also available for adults and children at regularly scheduled immunization clinics, September through May, by appointment, at the Door County Public Health Department.
For more information call 920.746.2234. Check for updates to the Flu Vaccine Schedule at co.door.wi.gov.