Solon Springs flu shot clinic rescheduledDouglas County’s Public Health Unit was forced to reschedule a flu shot clinic planned for this week because of a slowdown in shipping by the vaccine’s manufactured.
By: Superior Telegram,
Douglas County’s Public Health Unit was forced to reschedule a flu shot clinic planned for this week because of a slowdown in shipping by the vaccines manufactured.
The clinic is set to run 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 15 at the Solon Springs Community Center. It offers the vaccine for the seasonal flu, not H1N1, which will be available later this year.
Those who should get the shot include people ages 6 months to 19 years, pregnant women, people age 50 and older, those who live in nursing homes and others in long-term care facilities and people who live with or care for those at high risk of complications from the flu. The list also includes health-care workers, household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu and household members and caregivers of children younger than 6 months.
Children between 6 months and 18 years may receive a free vaccine, from the State of Wisconsin’s Vaccine for Children Program. Children are more likely to become infected and may experience more severe symptoms than adults.
The price of the flu shot for adults is $22, and Medicare and Medicaid only will be billed. People on Medicaid HMOs should see their preferred provider (Medical Clinic).
The pneumonia shot also will be available at $48 per shot.
For updated information on flu shot clinics and influenza, call the Douglas County Flu Line at (715) 395-7358 or visit “featured content” at the Douglas County Web site.