Influenza (Flu) Resource Center

 

 

Welcome to the Polk County Influenza (Flu) Resource Center.  This website is intended to provide our partners and the citizens of Polk County with important information regarding the 2013-2014 flu season.   

School Clinic Information

To access the school clinic schedule click HERE.

To access the consent form for students click HERE.

Click HERE for the Health Insurance Consent form for staff.

What can I do to protect myself and my family from influenza?

  • Please remember it is not to late to get your flu vaccine! Every one over the age of 6 month should get a flu shot. The Polk County Health Department has influenza vaccine available and appointments can be scheduled by calling (715) 485-8500. Your local medical provider may also have the vaccine available.

  • Cover your cough.

  • Wash your hands as often as possible using soap and water for 15-20 seconds - about as long as it takes to sing "Happy Birthday".

  • Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available  and in-between hand washing.

  • Stay at home if you have flu-like symptoms.

Click below to learn more about:

  1. Flu Basics
  2. Preventing Flu
  3. What To Do if You Get Sick
  4. What To Do if You Are Caring for Someone with Flu
  5. Information for Health Professionals

Go to http://flu.wisconsin.gov/ to get up-to-date information on influenza in Wisconsin.

Click here to learn more about the nasal spray form of the flu vaccine.
Click here to learn more about the shot form of the flu vaccine.

Parents and caregivers for more information regarding "The Flu"; symptoms, protection from the flu, what to do if your child gets sick, and medication to treat the flu.  Please follow this link.

 

Developed by the Polk County Health Department