Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) will be holding flu clinics at the Merrill Area Public Schools, Tomahawk School District and a separate clinic date for students attending private/charter schools. These clinics provide the flu shot at no charge for students attending schools in Lincoln County with funding from the Wisconsin Division of Public Health.
“Last year in Lincoln County the flu hit people hard so we are pleased to be able to offer protection for all students this school year,” states Jennifer Johnson, Public Health Nurse for Lincoln County Health Department. “Being able to save parents time and help keep kids healthy is a benefit for all,” she adds.
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People of All Ages Advised to Get Vaccinated
With children back in school, and adults back to work after a busy summer, Lincoln County Health Department asks everyone to protect themselves and others by getting their yearly flu shot.
“The best way to prevent the flu is by getting your flu shot” reports Jennifer Johnson, Public Health Nurse for Lincoln Country Health Department. “Flu shots should be given yearly and as soon as they are available. This is usually September or October; however, flu shots can and should still be given through late spring for those who did not receive it earlier.” Continue Reading > >
Health dangers after a flood can be present for weeks or months
State health officials along with Lincoln County Health Department are urging Wisconsin residents who live in flooded areas to be cautious.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reminding people that the effects of standing water can create health hazards that can last weeks, months, or even years. For those in the areas impacted by the floods, here are some precautions you should take: Continue Reading > >
The Bureau of Communicable Diseases is excited to share the release of its inaugural Annual Report!
This report reflects all reportable communicable diseases in Wisconsin during January 1, 2016-December 31st, 2016. Included in this report are disease summaries, trends, as well as outbreak highlights from 2016. We hope this report can serve as a helpful resource when evaluating the burden of communicable diseases in Wisconsin.
WI DPH Communiable Disease Report 2016
Around this time of year, we will often see some of our lakes and ponds turning into what looks like pea soup. This is from blue-green algae. Lincoln County Health Department wants to remind everyone to watch for blue-green algal blooms. When in doubt, best keep out! “We have had reports of algal blooms in Lincoln County this year,” says Meghan Williams, Environmental Health Specialist, Lincoln County Health Department. “We want to make sure everyone is aware and taking precautions to protect themselves.” Continue Reading > >