Oconto County Public Health will visit Oconto County schools in October to offer FREE flu shots 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 shots, 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: Tuesday October 30, 2018
Lena School District: Thursday November 1, 2018
Oconto School District
Oconto Elementary School (OES): Thursday October 25, 2018
Oconto Middle School (OMS) and Bayshore Community Academy (BCA): Tuesday October 23, 2018
Oconto High School (OHS): Wednesday October 24, 2018
Oconto Falls School District
Abrams Elementary School (AES): Friday October 12, 2018
Oconto Falls Elementary School (OFES): Wednesday October 17, 2018
Washington Middle School (WMS): Thursday October 18, 2018
Falls Alternative Learning Site (FALS): Thursday October 18, 2018
Oconto Falls High School (OFHS): Tuesday October 16, 2018
St. Anthony School: Tuesday October 16, 2018
St. John's School: Wednesday October 31, 2018
Suring School District: Wednesday October 31, 2018
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.