Health this season. Brown County Public Health has a limited amount of flu vaccine available. This week is the last chance for the public to receive flu vaccine through Brown County Public. A flu clinic is planned for Thursday, November 15th from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m., and if vaccine is still available, an additional flu clinic is planned for Monday, November 19th from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. All clinics will be held at Brown County Public Health, 610 South Broadway in Green Bay. No appointment is needed and the flu vaccine is available on a first come, first served basis.
Please call 448-6400 to verify or watch our Facebook page for updates on availability. There is no charge for children 18 years and younger, and adults can get the flu vaccine for $20.
In addition to the above planned clinics, adults 19 years and older can receive the flu vaccine at Brown County Public Health during regular business hours by walking-in or calling for an appointment. The cost for adult flu vaccine is $20 while supplies last.
The flu vaccine is the single best way to prevent against flu. Besides getting the flu shot, there are simple steps we can all take to avoid getting sick:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when you can’t wash.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with your upper sleeve, and try to avoid touching your face with your hands. If you use a tissue, throw it away after one use and wash your hands immediately.
• Use your own drinking cups, straws, and eating utensils.
• Avoid contact with people who are sick with flu-like symptoms.
• Eat nutritious meals, get plenty of rest and do not smoke.
• Frequently clean common surfaces (like doorknobs, refrigerator handles, telephones, and faucets).
• If you are sick, stay home, get rest, drink plenty of liquids, and avoid using alcohol and tobacco.