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September 12, 2017 - FREE Flu Shots at Oconto County Schools!

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.

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 24, 2017

Lena School District: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Oconto School District
Oconto Elementary School (OES): Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Oconto Middle School (OMS) and Bayshore Community Academy (BCA): Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Oconto High School (OHS): Thursday, October 19, 2017

Oconto Falls School District
Abrams Elementary School (AES): Monday, October 16, 2017
Oconto Falls Elementary School (OFES): Thursday, October 12, 2017
Washington Middle School (WMS): Friday, October 6, 2017
Falls Alternative Learning Site (FALS): Friday, October 6, 2017
Oconto Falls High School (OFHS): Tuesday, October 10, 2017

St. Anthony School: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

St. John's School: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Suring School District: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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.