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August 26, 2019 - FREE Flu Shots and Flu Mist Available at Area Schools

Oconto County Public Health will visit Oconto County schools in October to offer FREE flu shots and flu mist to all students 3 years to 18 years of age in Early Childhood (EC)-12th grade. Students in 6th-12th grades who are eligible according to state requirements can also receive Hepatitis A, HPV and meningitis vaccines. 

If your child did not bring the consent forms home for the FREE flu vaccines, go to www.ocph.info and click on “Influenza” for the consent forms and Vaccine Information Sheets.  A completed, signed consent form is required for each student receiving any vaccine. 

Oconto County Public Health will visit these schools on the following dates and times:
Gillett School District: Friday, October 18
Lena School District: Wednesday, October 30
Oconto School District
Oconto Elementary School (OES): Thursday, October 24
Oconto Middle School (OMS) and Bayshore Community Academy (BCA): Tuesday, October 22
Oconto High School (OHS): Wednesday, October 23
Oconto Falls School District
Abrams Elementary School (AES): Monday, October 14
Oconto Falls Elementary School (OFES): Thursday, October 17
Washington Middle School (WMS): Tuesday, October 15
Falls Alternative Learning Site (FALS): Tuesday, October 15
Oconto Falls High School (OFHS): Wednesday, October 16
St. Anthony School: Monday, October 21
St. John's School: Tuesday, October 29
Suring School District: Tuesday, October 29

The flu is not just a bad cold.  It is a serious disease that can lead to complications such as pneumonia, even in healthy children.  The symptoms can last for up to two weeks and include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, severe body aches, chills, runny or stuffy nose, extreme exhaustion, and sometimes in children, diarrhea and vomiting.

Getting the flu shot every year is your best protection against the flu.  You can also stay healthy by washing your hands frequently, covering your cough and staying home when you are sick.  Please call Oconto County Public Health with questions at 920-834-7000.