Health Department Continues Push for Residents to Get Flu Vaccine

The Fond du Lac County Health Department continues their
push to make sure everyone gets the flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention recommends everyone age six months old and up get the
flu vaccine, and health officials stress that it is the best way to prevent against
getting the flu. Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer Kim Mueller getting
the vaccine is not just something that keeps you safe. “Let’s say you get that
flu vaccine and you come down with a little sickness – your sickness is going
to be less likely to spread from person to person and your symptoms will be
much less severe,” Mueller said. “Overall, you are going to be healthier and
anybody that you’re in contact with will also be healthier because you
protected yourself.”  Mueller tells us that
while the CDC is putting emphasis on getting the vaccine early, the pace of
producing the vaccine doesn’t always match up with the demand. Because of that,
the Health Department is temporarily out of the regular and high-dose vaccine,
but another shipment is expected to be in by next week.

The Health Department is wrapping up their school-based
flu vaccine clincs within the next week, and still has four public flu vaccine
clinics scheduled in November.

Dates and times for those public clinics are:

–Tuesday, November 5th – 8:30 am to 10:30 am –
FDL Senior Center

–Tuesday, November 12th – 3 pm to 6 pm – FDL
County Health Department

–Tuesday, November 12th – 12:30 pm – 2 pm –
North Fond du Lac Community Center

–Wednesday, November 13th – 1 pm – 3 pm –
Salem United Methodist Church in Eldorado