Florence County sets immunization clinics

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence County Health Department immunization clinics will from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Tipler Town Hall; from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Hillcrest/ NWTC building in Aurora; and from 2 to 4 p.m. at the health department, located in the courthouse in Florence.

Call the health department at 715-528-4837 to schedule an appointment. No walk-ins, please.

All immunizations for children 18 and under are free if the child is a Medicaid participant, does not have insurance or if the family’s private insurance doesn’t cover vaccines.

Information and consent forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. If children are coming to the clinic with another person, please ask to have the forms sent to you prior to the clinic.

Tdap for adults is also being offered for free regardless of insurance status. Tdap is a vaccine that provides protection against the bacterial diseases of tetanus (Lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) which are very serious diseases. Tdap vaccine is also recommended for pregnant women in order to protect newborn babies against pertussis.

If you don’t have insurance and want to determine if you qualify for Medicaid, go to www. access.wi.gov or call the Northern Income Maintenance Consortium at 888-794-5722.

If you don’t qualify for Medicaid and still need insurance, contact Kirk Moore from Northern Health Centers at 715-276-6321 to schedule an appointment to review other health insurance options.