To coincide with Brown County’s 200th Anniversary, Brown County Public Health presents This is Public Health: Then and Now.
The event will be held Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Heritage Hill, and will feature free flu vaccinations for children 6 months -18 years and $20 flu vaccinations for adults 19 and older, “according to Anna Destree, Brown County Public Health Officer. “The event will also feature historic snapshots of public health, including education and public health artifacts on display.”
Free 2019 calendars will be provided to those who attend and prize giveaways will also be available. The event will be at the Heritage Hill Education Center located next to the park entrance. Parking is free and there is no charge to get into the event.
A flu vaccination is recommended for all people 6 months and older. Benefits include not getting sick with the flu or getting a less severe case of the flu which means less doctor visits, hospitalizations, and/or time away from work or school. Seasonal flu is a respiratory illness that is different from a cold. Symptoms of the flu may include fever, headache, non-productive cough, sore throat, running nose, and feeling very tired. Complications of the flu may include ear infections, sinus infections, and pneumonia. Although anyone can experience complications, children and those with underlying medical conditions such as asthma or heart disease have a higher risk of suffering life-threatening complications from the flu.