Oconto County Public Health Press Releases

Stay Healthy this Fall: COVID-19 At-Home Tests and Booster Shots Still Available with No Out-of-Pocket Cost

September 28, 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) are reminding Wisconsinites that their COVID-19 at-home tests and booster shots are still available with no out-of-pocket cost. Doses of the updated COVID-19 boosters are in Wisconsin and will continue to be delivered to providers over the next several weeks.…

First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Wisconsin

September 28, 2022

Continue to prevent mosquito bites until the first hard frost The Wisconsin Department of Health services (DHS) is reminding people to protect themselves from mosquito bites following the first confirmed human case this year of West Nile virus (WNV) in a Sheboygan County resident. Despite cooler temperatures, mosquito activity and the risk of WNV will continue until…

2022 Oconto County Public Health Department Flu Update

September 19, 2022

Everyone age 6 months and older, with rare exceptions, is encouraged to receive a flu vaccine Flu season is approaching and Oconto County Public Health is sharing information to keep you and your family healthy. High dose flu vaccines are recommended for those age 65 and older this flu season.    This recommendation was based on…

Public Health to Offer Free Flu Vaccine at Area Schools

August 25, 2022

Oconto County Public Health will provide free flu vaccine to students in grades 4K-12 at Oconto County schools this fall.  Students who turn in a signed and completed consent form will receive a free flu vaccine at school.  All students in these grades are eligible.  There are no income or insurance requirements and both the…