City of Milwaukee Health Department Offers Free Flu Vaccines
Health officials issue reminder that it’s not too late to get vaccinated
MILWAUKEE – The City of Milwaukee Health Department is reminding all city residents that it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine.
Thanks to United Health Group, who donated over 700 additional flu vaccines to MHD, residents can visit the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s walk-in clinics to receive a free flu shot while supplies last. No appointments are necessary and clients are seen on a first-come, first served basis. Clinic times and locations are as follows:
|Keenan Health Center
3200 N 36th St
|8 – 11 am|
|Northwest Health Center
7630 W Mill Rd.
|3 – 6 pm|
|Southside Health Center
1639 S 23rd St.
|3 – 6 pm||1 – 4 pm|
Please be aware that clinics will be closed due to holidays on December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.
“This is the time of year we typically see an increase in influenza activity” said Commissioner of Health, Dr. Jeanette Kowalik. “It is important for everyone to get their flu shot and take other steps to stay healthy, such as washing your hands frequently, to prevent the spread of illness.”
Influenza (the flu) is one of the most common respiratory illnesses in the United States, infecting millions of people each year. The virus is spread through the air when someone who is sick coughs, sneezes, or speaks. Symptoms of seasonal flu include fever, cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, and fatigue. Though common, the flu can result in serious health complications like pneumonia, bacterial infections, and hospitalization. Flu can sometimes lead to death.
Along with getting your flu shot, the City of Milwaukee Health Department encourages frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes with your sleeve to reduce the spread of flu and other viruses. Those experiencing symptoms should stay home from work or school, get rest, and drink plenty of fluids. If your symptoms become progressively worse or severe, seek medical care.
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