Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 6:43am
It's Not Too Late to Protect Yourself Against the Flu
NEWS RELEASE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
Madison WI - January 24, 2008 - Public Health for Madison and Dane County announces that it still has flu vaccine available free for children at least 6 months of age and for all adults.
According to Amanda Kita Yarbro, epidemiologist for Public Health - Madison and Dane County, "At this point, influenza activity is low in Southern Wisconsin but is expected to increase. Influenza cases are on the rise nationally." So even though we are well into the flu season, it is not too late to get vaccinated.
For more information on clinic locations and schedules, call 246-4516, or get the full schedule on the web at: http://www.cityofmadison.com/health/coalitions/pdf_files/Schedulejan-jun...
A Spanish language version of the schedule is available at: http://www.cityofmadison.com/health/coalitions/pdf_files/Schedulejan-jun...
Please note that these vaccinations are available to Madison and Dane County residents.
Since the vaccine takes two weeks to work and since adult vaccine supplies are limited, it's best to take advantage of this opportunity soon and get yourself and your kids protected against the flu.
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- Cheryl Robinson , 608- 243-0401
- En español, 608-243-0380
- Jeff Golden, 608-243-0302