Lincoln County Releases Results of 2018 Tobacco Compliance Checks

Tobacco-Free Coalition (NWTFC) once again conducted Wisconsin Wins tobacco compliance checks this year. Any store that has a tobacco license is subject to an annual compliance check.  A total of  31 random checks were completed in Lincoln County.  This year, 5 stores sold tobacco to a minor.  That makes our county’s illegal sales rate 16%. Continue Reading > >

Continue Free Flu Shots for Students this October

Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) will be holding flu clinics at Tomahawk School District and a separate clinic date for students attending 3 and 4K/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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Are You Ready to Fight the Flu?

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 > >

After Flooding: Take Precautions to Keep Your Family Safe

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 > >

Wisconsin Releases Communicable Disease Report

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