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Get Your Flu Shot at LCO Health Center

Submitted by Jeanine Connell BSN, RN

LCO Communtiy Health Center

The Lac Courte Oreilles Community Health Center is planning our seasonal Flu Shot Clinic October 15, 2020 from 1:00pm-6:00pm. “This year we are doing things a little different because we are under different circumstances. We are trying to mainstream the delivery of the vaccine in the safest and most efficient manner so we can serve as many people as possible.” states Medical Director Dr. Steven Miszkiewicz.

Clients will enter the Main Clinic entrance with our typical screening method, move to Registration and wait in the Main Lobby while maintaining Social Distancing. “We are utilizing as many Staff as we can, so that the wait will be as short as possible.” states Gary Girard, the clinics Administrative Health Director. To maintain flow, clients will be exiting out the ambulance platform door and wheel chairs will be available for people needing assistance with mobility.

One of the main decisions to run the clinic in mid-October is to create the most effective coverage that the vaccine allows. Typically, immunity takes affect about 3 weeks after vaccination. Waning occurs 90-120 days after vaccination. Our hope is to offer immunity for people through the late Fall and late Winter months as well as possible.

We have Fluarix Quadrivalent for 6 month of age and older and Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent for adults 65+. The community will be updated with any changes. We are encouraging everyone to receive the Flu Shot this year as we try to reduce respiratory illness moving into 2021.

If you would like to or need to receive your Flu Shot before or after October 15th please call 715-638-5100 to make a Nurse Visit appointment.

At the time of this article, the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommends vaccination be deferred for persons with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, regardless of whether they have symptoms, until they have met the criteria to discontinue their isolation in order to diminish risk of spread to others at sites of vaccination.


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