Vaccine is available to protect most persons from shingles. Shingles is a painful skin disease that most often affects people 60 and older. In addition to pain, burning and itching, symptoms include a red, blotchy rash which erupts into small blisters that look like chickenpox. Crawford County Public Health is offering a shingles (Zoster) vaccine clinic at Gays Mills the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 16 to those aged 60 and over by appointment only. There is a charge for the vaccine unless you qualify for patient assistance. Call Public Health at 608-326-0229 for further information.
September Public Health Office Hours and Immunization Clinic in Gays Mills are scheduled for Wednesay, Sept. 16 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Gays Mills Community Center. To prevent the spreading of the whooping cough disease Tdap is available free to everyone. Immunizations are FREE to children age 18 and under; who do not have insurance, who are on Medicaid, BadgerCare, or children who have insurance that does not pay for immunizations. No appointments are necessary for these clinic times. If you are unable to fit one of the following clinics into your schedule please call 608-326-0229 or 1-800-207-4774 to schedule an appointment.
Gays Mills Community Commerce Center
Wednesday, Sept 16
Walk-in: 3 to 4 p.m.
225 N. Beaumont Road, Suite 306 – Prairie du Chien
Wednesday, September 9
Walk-in: 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, September 17 Walk-in: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Zoster and flu vaccine are available as self-pay. Public Health is able to bill Medicare, Medicaid and Senior Preferred for seasonal flu. There is a patient assistance program to help those who qualify pay for the zoster vaccine.
For more information on childhood vaccines, Tdap, Zoster, and Seasonal Flu call Crawford County Public Health 608-326-0229 / 1-800-207-4774 or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines