FDL County Health Department Issues Changes To Fall Flu Vaccines

Press Release Issued Tuesday Morning By Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer Kim Mueller:

“We continue to face unprecedented times in our world and within Fond du Lac County surrounding the COVID-19
pandemic. As we continue to respond to COVID-19 every day within our Health Department, we also want to
continue to prepare our community for upcoming challenges, including an increase in influenza cases and the
reopening of our schools. 

“To help mitigate and slow down the spread of COVID-19, the Fond du Lac County Health
Department recommends social distancing, wearing a mask or face covering, washing hands often, and staying home
when sick. In addition, we highly recommend every resident receive an influenza vaccine.
The Fond du Lac County Health Department will no longer be administering paying influenza vaccines due to the
continuous contact tracing efforts from COVID-19. However, we strongly recommend everyone get their influenza
vaccine this year, especially with other respiratory infections (including COVID-19) circulating. 

“There are multiple local
places to get your seasonal influenza vaccine, including your primary care provider, local pharmacies, and grocery
stores. You can also call the number on the back of your insurance card to find an in-network provider. Influenza
vaccine will still be offered to children who attend Fond du Lac County schools. Additional information regarding
influenza vaccine for students will be shared with schools and parents at a later date. 

“The Fond du Lac County Health Department will still be offering childhood vaccines (including influenza) to children
(ages 0-19) with no medical insurance or medical assistance/coverage gaps. We will also continue to offer other
paying vaccines such as Hepatitis A and B, Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23, Shingrix (which has a waiting list), and
Please call the Health Department to schedule an appointment (920) 929-3085. Appointments are required and walkins
will not be accepted.”