By Tim Kowols
Flu vaccine clinics set up across Door County this month hope to cause the number of sicknesses to drop drastically in 2019. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, over 7,500 people were hospitalized last year due to flu-related complications. That led to 379 deaths, which was twice as many as the year before. Door County will once again offer quadrivalent vaccines, which is designed to protect people from four different viruses. Door County Public Health interim manager Sue Powers says researchers studied last year’s strains in hopes of better protection this time around.
After hosting a clinic on Washington Island Thursday, the Door County Public Health Department will host additional vaccination times across the county during the month, including the Aging and Disability Resource Center in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday.
- 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Aging and Disability Resource Center, 916 N. 14th Ave., Sturgeon Bay
- 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9 at Door county Government Center, Peninsula Room, 421 Nebraska St., Sturgeon Bay
- 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 Liberty Grove Town Hall
- 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 Baileys Harbor Town Hall
- 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 25 Brussels Community Center