With children back in school, and adults back to work after a busy summer, Lincoln County Health Department encourages residents to protect themselves and others by getting their yearly flu shot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), everyone age six months and older should be vaccinated. Only 34% of children and 37% of adults in Lincoln County received their flu shot last year according to the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR).
Last year’s influenza season left 3 Lincoln County residents hospitalized. Peak season occurred during late December. Influenza and difficulties from influenza are serious; please get vaccinated.
Lincoln County Health Department is now holding flu clinics for adults, at the following sites, dates and times:
In Merrill, the Adult walk-in flu clinic will be held at:
- Lincoln County Health Department (607 N. Sales St.): Weekly on Wednesdays for the month of October, and November 5th and 12th, 8:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
- Dave’s County Market (300 E. 1st Street): Tuesday, October 28th, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
In Tomahawk, the Adult walk-in flu clinic will be held at
- Nelson’s County Market (662 N. 4th Street): Tuesday, October 14th, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Bradley Town Hall (1518 W Mohawk Drive): Wednesday, November 5th, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
The cost of the Quadravalent flu shot is $35.00 for adults. We are able to bill:
- Traditional Medicare
- Railroad Retirement
We are unable to bill any other Medicare HMO’s or private insurance.
Please bring your insurance card. No appointment is necessary.
If you have more questions about influenza or times of clinics, please call Lincoln County Health Department at 536-0307.