Door County Public Health is running its flu shot clinics in a drive-through manner this year, with the first being Sunday on Washington Island. The events will happen rain or shine. Each location was chosen specifically for the amount of shelter provided in the case of inclement weather. Nurse Katie Van Laanen says the format has never been implemented before with the general public. Still, the staff has run exercises in the case of a pandemic, game planning for the potential need.
If everything goes smoothly, you won’t have to leave your car. Paperwork is filled out before the event or on-site and the shot administered to adults or children as young as four. Between six months and four years, parents would need to get approval from their healthcare provider.
If you have tested positive or feel you could potentially have COVID-19, Public Health is asking that you stay away from clinic sites. Flu shots will be given by appointment to make up for those absences. There are only five clinics this year, but they are operating with longer hours than usual. The full schedule is below.