The Kewaunee County Public Health Department streamlined its monthly immunization clinic schedules as of the first of the year.

Clinics will be held 3-6 p.m. on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month, and other days/times may be available during the week, at the Public Health Department office, 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, call 920-388-7160.

The department said it will no longer be holding immunization clinics at the Algoma Public Library on the third Wednesday of the month or at the Luxemburg Municipal Building on the fourth Wednesday of the month. The decision was made because of a steady decline of individuals seeking immunizations at those outlying clinics.

“Making sure that children of all ages receive all of their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things that can be done to ensure children’s long-term health as well as the health of friends, classmates and others in the community,” the department announcement said. “Immunization is the best way to protect your children from 16 potentially harmful, sometimes deadly, diseases.”

Through the Wisconsin Immunization Program, the department offers immunizations free of charge to children up to age 18 who are on Badgercare or Medicaid; or with no health insurance; or whose health insurance does not cover vaccines and those of American Indian or Native Alaskan descent. Adult tetanus vaccinations are also offered free of charge to those who qualify. For further questions regarding qualifications, contact the staff at 920-388-7160.