If you still haven’t gotten this season’s flu shot, it’s not too late. Waukesha County Public Health and ProHealth Care are urging residents to get vaccinated before influenza season peaks. Currently, only 23% of southeast Wisconsin residents have gotten this year’s flu shot. Wisconsin supports the CDC’s goal to vaccinate 70% of all healthy people.
“Influenza vaccination is vitally important for everyone age six months and older,” said ProHealth infectious disease specialist Jeremiah Stromich, MD. “This could be a year when influenza comes on fast and spreads widely. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting and spreading influenza.”
Both Waukesha County Public Health and ProHealth offer several ways residents can get their flu shots. Waukesha County offers flu shots at its Public Health Walk-In Clinic, through its Homebound Flu Program, and community and occupational outreach programs. ProHealth offers walk-in flu shots at its urgent care centers, its Mukwonago clinic, or at flu clinics.
“Flu cases typically peak between December and March,” said Waukesha County Public Health Officer Benjamen Jones. “To better protect yourself and those you will come into contact with during the holiday season, we strongly recommend that everyone age 6-months-old and older get a flu shot at your next opportunity.”
About Waukesha County Public Health
Waukesha County Public Health is committed to preventing disease and promoting health for all Waukesha County citizens, and offers a wide range of public health services focused on the control and containment of human public health hazards. Learn more at www.waukeshacounty.gov/HealthAndHumanServices/PublicHealth/
About ProHealth Care
For more than a century, ProHealth Care has been the health care leader in Waukesha County and surrounding areas, providing outstanding care across a full spectrum of services. Learn more at ProHealthCare.org/flu.