After noticing a decline in flu vaccines this season, the North Shore Health Department is trying to vaccinate more North Shore residents with five special walk-in clinic sessions in December.
The number of Wisconsin residents receiving the flu vaccine during the 2016-17 season has decreased compared to previous years. The North Shore Health Department is encouraging those who have not yet been vaccinated this season to get vaccinated. Flu activity peaks in January and February, but the flu can strike as early as October and as late as May.
The walk-in clinics will be held at both North Shore Health Department offices from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1; Thursday, Dec. 8; Tuesday, Dec. 13, Wednesday, Dec. 14, and Thursday, Dec. 15.
The Brown Deer office is located in Brown Deer Village Hall, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive, and the Shorewood office is located in the lower level of Shorewood Public Library at 2010 E. Shorewood Blvd.
Flu shots will be available for children 3-18 years of age at a cost of $10 per child. Adults are also able to get flu shots. Prices are $35 for the regular quadrivalent flu shot, $40 for the preservative-free quadrivalent flu shot and $55 for the high-dose flu shot, which is recommended for those over the age of 65.