Free flu shots for students
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.
School Flu Clinic Schedule
Monday, Sept. 24
•Merrill High School, 8–9 a.m.
•Washington Elementary School, 9:30–10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
•Prairie River Middle School, 8–9 a.m.
•Jefferson Elementary, 9:30–10 a.m.
•Kate Goodrich Elementary, 10:30–11 a.m.
Monday, Oct. 1
•Tomahawk School District, 8:30–10 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
•Private and Charter schools, 3:30–5:30 p.m. Clinic location at Lincoln County Health Department, 607 N. Sales St., Merrill. No appointment necessary.
The school based vaccine clinics are free, voluntary, during regular school hours and parent(s)/guardian(s) need not be present. However, students must have a completed, signed consent form returned by Sept. 19 for Merrill Schools and Sept. 24 for Tomahawk to the student’s school front office. A walk in clinic is offered to all private and charter schools on Oct. 16 at Lincoln County Health Department.
Vaccine information along with the consent form has been sent via mail to all families who have a child(ren) attending Tomahawk Middle School, Tomahawk High School, Prairie River Middle School and Merrill High School. Public school elementary students will have the forms sent home in their folders from school. All other schools that do not have a school-based site will receive a letter with further clinic information.
If parent(s)/guardian(s) did not receive the consent form or have questions on shots their child(ren) may need please contact the Lincoln County Health Department at 715-536-0307. For more information about Lincoln County Health Department’s programs and services, visit lincolncountyhealthdepartment.com or find us on Facebook. Lincoln County Health Department is always working for a safer and healthier Lincoln County.