Milwaukee officials receive flu shots
Posted: Oct 14, 2014 5:53 PM CDT | Updated: Oct 14, 2014 6:00 PM CDT
Influenza is among the most common contagious respiratory illness in the United States. Though common, it can be serious, leading to hospitalization and sometimes death. During the 2013-2014 flu season in Wisconsin, more than 260 people went to the hospital and two children died.
The influenza vaccine is recommended for all individuals over 6 months of age, especially those at greatest risk for serious complications, including adults 65 and older, children younger than 5, and pregnant women.
If you would like to find a flu clinic near you, you can search by your zip code on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.