FOH - Nov. 2018 (posted November 30, 2018)

Protect yourself
Protect newborns and infants who are too young to get vaccinated
Protect people at high risk for complications from flu 
Get vaccinated for flu this season!
Watch for advertisements of the arrival of this year’s flu vaccine and the dates it will be available.  Flu vaccine is available for children 6 months through age 18 at the Langlade County Health Department at no cost if you have Medical Assistance or Badgercare. Vaccination clinics are held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 9 AM to 4 PM.   School based clinics will be available for all children at no cost if you get the vaccine at your childs school. Watch for more information coming home from your childs school or check the school districts website for the dates of the school based clinics. Adult vaccine is available for a fee or is free for those who are covered by Medicare Part B.  Call the Langlade County Health Department with any questions at (715) 627-6250.
You can also get flu vaccine from your doctor, pharmacist or local health clinic. Be sure they enter your vaccinations into the statewide registry. Also adults over age 65, be sure to get your Pneumonia vaccine. You need two doses, a year apart, once your turn age 65.
For more information about the dangers of the flu and the benefits and safety of the flu vaccine, talk to your doctor or nurse or visit http://www.cdc.gov or call CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).