Influenza vaccine is NOW available for adults and children for 2019-2020!
Vaccine Clinic Hours
Tuesday & Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
No appointments are needed.
Please call for questions or to check if Medicare Card is accepted.Adult Influenza Vaccine Fee is $35 or no charge for individuals with Medicare Part B. Please note the Health Department is unable to bill a Medicare HMO or Medicare Replacement Plan. The Health Department can bill regular Medicare Part B.
Injectable children's vaccine is available for those 6 months of age to 18 years. It is free of charge for those without insurance or on BadgerCare (ForwardHealth Card). Children who have health insurance must receive the vaccine at their medical provider's office unless it is obtained at the School-based Mass Clinics
The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. This year the Influenza Vaccine protects against four strains of the flu. The intranasal vaccine will not be available this year.
Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and Influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others.
An annual seasonal Influenza Vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community.
Everyone who is at least 6 months of age should get a flu vaccine this season. It’s especially important for some people to get vaccinated. This includes people who are at high risk of developing serious complications (like pneumonia) if they get sick with the flu. People who have certain medical conditions, including asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease, should also be vaccinated. Pregnant women, people younger than 5 years (and especially those younger than 2) and people 65 years and older are also at high risk of complications.
People who live with or care for others who are at high risk of developing serious complications should also be vaccinated and include household contacts and caregivers of people with certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease, household contacts and caregivers of infants less than 6 months old and all health care personnel.
Influenza vaccine is not approved for children younger than 6 months of age. People who have had a severe allergic reaction to Influenza vaccine should generally not be vaccinated.
Flu vaccination should begin soon after vaccine becomes available. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating,vaccination should continue to be offered throughout the flu season, until the end of February. Since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body, it is best that people get vaccinated so they are protected before Influenza begins spreading in their community.
The flu vaccine cannot cause flu illness. Flu vaccines that are administered with a needle are currently made in two ways: the vaccine is made either with a) flu vaccine viruses that have been ‘inactivated’ and are therefore not infectious, or b) with no flu vaccine viruses at all (which is the case for recombinant Influenza vaccine).