County immunization clinics closed in Algoma, Luxemburg
KEWAUNEE COUNTY – The county’s Public Health Department will no longer hold immunization clinics at the Algoma Public Library and the Luxemburg Municipal Building, both effective Jan. 1.
The Health Department will continue to hold immunization clinics at its office, 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee, from 3 to 6 p.m. on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Other ttimes may be available during the week. Appointments are required.
Previously, vaccinations were available from the department on the third Wednesdays of the month in Algoma and the fourth Wednesdays of the month in Luxemburg. In a press release, the department said it has seen a steady decline of individuals seeking immunizations at those sites, and it “had to make the difficult choice of suspending some of our community immunization clinics.”
“Making sure that children of all ages receive all of their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things that can be done to ensure children’s long-term health as well as the health of friends, classmates and others in the community,” the department also noted. “Immunization is the best way to protect your children from 16 potentially harmful, sometimes deadly, diseases.”
As a reminder, per the Wisconsin Immunization Program, Immunizations are available free of charge for children ages 18 and younger who are on Badgercare or Medicaid; or with no health insurance; or whose health insurance does not cover vaccines, and those of American Indian or Native Alaskan descent. Adult tetanus vaccinations are also offered free of charge to those who qualify.
To schedule an appointment for vaccinations, or for more information on qualifications for free shots, call 920-388-7160.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: County immunization clinics closed in Algoma, Luxemburg