By now you've probably checked off everything on the school supply list for your kid's first day, but how about their flu shot?
Waukesha County Public Health Division has received 2012 influenza vaccine and has already begun administering the vaccine to the public. Vaccines are the most powerful public health tool to control influenza. 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 administration fee. No child will be turned away for inability to pay. Flu vaccines for adults (19 and over) cost $30. Cash, check or Medicaid (T19) are accepted for payment at all sites. Please bring your Medicaid card with you to the clinic. Credit cards are also accepted at the Public Health Center only. The Waukesha County Public Health Division is no longer able to accept Medicare.
Immunization clinics are held each month in communities throughout Waukesha County - click here for a complete list. Immunizations are also available at the Waukesha County Public Health Center located at 615 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-in service is available at all clinic locations.
Clinics will also be held at the public health center from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct. 24 and Nov. 28.
For immunization clinic dates, times (including evenings), and locations, please 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.