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Posted inHealth, Kenosha Lens, Local news

Wisconsin DHS reports first pediatric influenza-associated death of 2022-23 flu season

MADISON — Kenosha County has suffered its first mortality from pediatric influenza of the 2022-23 flu season. This was confirmed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Tuesday. To date, 30 pediatric influenza-associated deaths have been reported from across the nation, according to a press release. All Wisconsinites, especially children, are encouraged to get […]

Posted inHealth, Local news

DHS urges flu vaccination now, Wisconsin among 43 states with high case levels

MADISON – With influenza (flu) cases on the rise in Wisconsin and nationally, the state Department of Health Services (DHS) urges residents to get their flu vaccinations right away. The most recent data compiled by the DHS shows that Wisconsin is among 43 states reporting high levels of flu activity. Influenza (flu) is spreading throughout […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Health, Local news

Wisconsin DHS: Holiday season flu, COVID-19, RSV spread may be severe

MADISON — Citing nationwide high levels of respiratory viruses, including influenza (flu), COVID-19 and RSV, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) on Thursday urged all residents to get all recommended vaccines as we embark on the holiday season. The 2022-23 fall/winter season “has the potential to be severe, especially for young children and older […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Health

‘Tis the season: COVID, flu vaccines recommended for everyone age 5+

Racine County residents can deck the halls with peals of healthy laughter this holiday season by making sure anyone in their household over the age of five receives both the flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. Vaccines can be stacked The flu, COVID, and other vaccinations can be given at the same time without outside side effects […]

Posted inHealth, Local news

Flu Vaccine: To Prevent Illness throughout Holiday Season

Want to stay healthy during the holiday season? The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages Wisconsinites to get a flu vaccine to help them stay healthy throughout the holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the New Year are fast approaching. When visiting with family and friends, the flu vaccine is a great tool to protect […]

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Walk-in flu shot clinic for veterans set for October 23 in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center will be offering a flu shot clinic for veterans on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This a walk-in clinic, so no appointments are necessary. As a reminder, this clinic is specifically for veterans and does not include spouses, family […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news

DHS: Now Is The Time For That Flu Shot

MADISON –The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages everyone to get vaccinated against influenza (flu) this fall. The flu vaccine is another layer of protection to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death from a preventable disease. “In the last year, we’ve learned some valuable lessons about respiratory viruses,” Tom Haupt, DHS Influenza Surveillance Coordinator (known […]

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