Public Service Announcement
Dodge County Public Health to Hold Community Flu Vaccination Clinics
Flu season will be here soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a yearly flu vaccination and this can begin as soon as vaccines become available. Dodge County Public Health has flu vaccine available now.
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses and a flu season can be unpredictable, severe and dangerous for some. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from the flu, and it also protects others in the community. Older adults, young children, people with certain health conditions and infants under 6 months who can’t be vaccinated yet are at high risk for serious flu complications. Help them stay protected by getting your flu shot as soon as possible this season.
The 2018-2019 (Quadrivalent) flu vaccine (that Dodge County Public Health will provide) will protect against four influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season. This includes influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and two additional influenza B viruses.
The cost of the shot is $40.
Flu shot clinics will be held at the following locations and times:
Wednesday, Oct. 3rd 2:00-3:00 pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 404 Central Ave. N, Dodge Center
Wednesday, Oct. 10th 10:00-11:00 am, Hayfield Senior Center, 25 E Main St, Hayfield
Tuesday, Oct. 23rd 4:00 – 5:30 pm, Kasson Fire Hall, 101 East Main Street, Kasson
Wednesday, Oct. 24th 10:00 – 11:00 am, Claremont City Hall, 140 W Front St, Claremont
Wednesday, Oct. 24th 1:00 – 2:00 pm, West Concord City Hall, 180 Main St, West Concord
If you have additional questions, please contact Dodge County Public Health at 507.635.6150