Milwaukee flu vaccine season kickoff; where to get your shot

Flu season is officially here – and city leaders came together on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Neighborhood House of Milwaukee to roll up their sleeves, receive their seasonal flu vaccine, and share the best ways to keep yourself and loved ones healthy.

A news release said the flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over 6 months old, especially those at greatest risk for serious complications, including adults 65 and older, children younger than 5, and pregnant women.

Flu shots are available at no charge to anyone 6 months and older, regardless of insurance status at any Milwaukee Health Department Walk-In Clinic. You are invited to call 414-286-8034 to check for flu vaccine availability.

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Milwaukee clinic locations include: 

  • Northwest Health Center, 7630 W. Mill Road
  • Southside Health Center, 1639 S. 23rd Street
  • Menomonee Valley Drive-Thru, 2401 W. St. Paul Avenue

While some people who get a flu vaccine still get sick, the health department said, vaccination can make their illness less severe, reducing overall hospitalization rates and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions during hospitalizations.