Free flu shots available at three MPS schools through Nov. 13

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Community members in Milwaukee are encouraged to go get a free flu vaccine available at three Milwaukee Public School (MPS) through Friday, Nov. 13. 

The free vaccines are available through a partnership between Children’s Wisconsin, Children’s Community Health Plan, the Milwaukee Health Department and Milwaukee Public Schools. 

 Flu vaccines are available to all community members; no insurance or appointment is required. Children and families can visit any of these sites – they do not have to attend these schools or be MPS students.

The dates and locations for the flu clinics are listed below – they will be available from 10 am to 2 pm each day while supplies last.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 10: Engleburg Elementary School - 5100 N. 91 St.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11: Anna F. Doerfler Elementary School - 3014 W. Scott St.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12: Zablocki Community School - 1016 W. Oklahoma Ave.

Health experts warn that the overlap of COVID-19 and influenza, both respiratory illnesses, could overburden the health care system, strain testing capacity, and increase the risk of catching both diseases at once.

The CDC recommends flu shots for everyone 6 months and older. These flu shots are available to anyone and are not limited to students and families of the MPS schools where the shots are administered.

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