Waukesha County Public Health Division has received 2011 influenza vaccine and has already begun administering the vaccine to the public.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends yearly flu shots for all people ages 6 months and older. The Waukesha County Public Health Division is one of only a few places where the entire family can receive flu vaccine at the same time without needing to schedule an appointment.
Children’s flu vaccines (6 months through age 18) are available for a $7 fee. No child will be turned away for inability to pay. Flu vaccines for adults (19 and over) cost $30. The high dose flu vaccine is recommended for people age 65 and older due to the higher prevalence of complications from the flu in this age group. The high dose flu vaccine aims to provide more effective protection against flu and the fee is $45. Cash, check or straight Medicare Part B accepted for payment. Bring card. No Medicare HMO’s. Medicaid accepted.
Immunization clinics are held each month in communities throughout Waukesha County. Immunizations are also available at the Waukesha County Public Health Center located at 615 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-in service is available at all clinic locations. For immunization clinic dates, times (including evenings), and locations, look at the document to the right of this story, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/flu or call the Waukesha County Public Health Division at 262-896-8430. Please call to confirm availability of vaccine as there is a limited supply.
This information was provided to Patch from a Waukesha County news release.