The influenza season has not peaked yet, but statewide hospitalizations related to influenza are up three-fold over previous years.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in the Milwaukee area than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Data specific to Greenfeld is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Wisconsin, activity is considered high now, while it was considered low at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Greenfield that offer the vaccine: According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to the Centers for Disease …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Annual vaccination significantly reduces the risk of complications due to influenza and will prevent many people from becoming ill due to the virus.
The Greenfield Health Department will be offering influenza vaccination clinics during the month of October to provide vaccinations to residents. Annual vaccination significantly reduces the risk of complications due to influenza and will prevent many people from becoming ill due to the virus. “Though influenza vaccination is most important for individuals in high risk groups, the vaccination is important for everyone,” said Darren Rausch, Health Officer/Director for the Greenfield Health Department, in a statement. “Receiving the influenza vaccine is one of the most effective ways to protect against influenza.” The Health Department will have an adult influenza vaccination clinic on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 1-5 pm. No appointments are …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
There will be two clinics in November.
Just as it did during October, the Aurora Visiting Nurse Association will administer seasonal flu vaccinations beginning Nov. 9 in Greenfield. Shoo the Flu! clinics scheduled for Greenfield include: In addition, there are two remaining clinics scheduled for October:
Monday, September 19, 2011
The clinics begin Sept. 30 and run through October.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, as many as 49,000 Americans die from the flu each year and many of those deaths could be prevented with an annual flu vaccine. Seasonal flu vaccination clinics administered by the Aurora Visiting Nurse Association will begin Sept. 30 in Greenfield. The clinics will take place at community locations throughout the area. Cost for a seasonal flu vaccination is $30 when paying by cash or check, and pneumonia shots are $65. Medicare Part B, Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicaid are accepted as payment. You must be 9 or older to receive vaccination. For more information about the seasonal flu and where you can find an Aurora Visiting Nurse Association Shoo the Flu! clinic, click here. Shoo the Flu! …