Sheridan County Public Health Gears up for Flu Season

Sheridan County Public Health Gears up for Flu Season

The first day of fall is Thursday, and the beginning of autumn months means flu season is right around the corner. This year's flu shot has the same components as last year's shot, and there are several places to get flu shots in Sheridan.

Sheridan County Public Health Director Melanie Kawulok says availability of flu shots is never a problem in Sheridan County, and she encourages everyone to get one.

The 2009 H1N1 strain is contained in this year's vaccination.

Public Health will offer their first flu clinic at the Sheridan Senior Center on October 7th from 8 am to 12:30 pm, and first on their list of priorities is to conduct clinics for outlying communities and high-risk populations.

High-risk populations include the elderly, those living in community settings, and those with underlying health conditions.

Initially, Kawulok said that due to state funding cuts they were unsure if they would be able to offer free shots to area schools as they have done in past years; she added that they are taking steps so that they will still be able to do so.

Clinics will be held at Sheridan County Public Health at 297 S. Main Street on October 11th and 24th from 7 am to 6 pm on each of those two days.

For more information or for potential community partners interested in helping Public health with funding for school clinics, the center can be reached at 672-5169.

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