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WHERE: Ascension St. Joseph
Lobby Entrance (Corner of 51st & Chambers, not the main entrance)
5000 W. Chambers Street
Milwaukee, WI 53210
Ascension St. Francis Hospital
Ohio Building, Room 100 (1st floor across from elevators)
3237 S. 16th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215
WHEN: Ascension St. Joseph
Wednesday, October 27 from 9 a.m. – Noon
Wednesday, November 3 from 9 a.m. – Noon
Saturday, November 6 from 9:00 a.m. -Noon
Wednesday, November 10 from 9 a.m. – Noon & 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 17 from 9 a.m. – Noon
Wednesday, December 1 from 9 a.m. – Noon
Ascension St. Francis Hospital
Monday, October 25 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Monday, November 1 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Monday, November 8 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 13 from 9:00 a.m. -Noon
Monday, November 15 from 12:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, November 22 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Monday, November 29 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Monday, December 1 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: No appointment or insurance is required. There is no cost and no ID is needed. Translation services are available. COVID-19 safety measures will be in place. Masks are required.
Ascension Wisconsin is providing several opportunities for the community to get flu vaccinations.
Influenza (flu) cases can change each year but it can always bring serious consequences. While flu cases were at a record low this past year due to widespread use of COVID-19 prevention measures like masks and social distancing, the flu never went completely away. As COVID-19 prevention measures are relaxed, it’s just a matter of time before flu increases, bringing with it serious complications like pneumonia, heart attacks and stroke.
Flu vaccination is the best way to prevent flu and its complications. The CDC recommends that everyone six months or older get the flu shot yearly, with few exceptions. This can lower the risk of influenza-related illness, hospitalization and death. And because flu and COVID-19 share many symptoms, preventing flu means fewer people will need to seek medical care and testing for flu as well as COVID-19, saving time, money and stress.
The benefits of flu vaccination:
- Reduces hospitalization and deaths
- Reduces risks for individuals with chronic health conditions like heart disease, chronic lung disease, diabetes, cancer and other illnesses
- Reduces the severity of illness in people who get vaccinated but still get sick
- Protects pregnant women and their babies
- Flu vaccination can be lifesaving in children
Getting vaccinated can pascrotect people around you, including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness, like babies and young children, older people, and people with certain chronic health conditions.
With the flu season quickly approaching, and readily available vaccines, now is the time to protect yourself and those around you by getting vaccinated for both the flu and COVID-19.