Where to Get a Flu Shot in Greendale
The CDC says the number of flu cases in Wisconsin for the first week of November are low so far, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't consider getting a shot. High flu time is coming in January.
However, you can still get vaccinated for high flu time, which is expected to peak in January February, or even later.
Those most at risk are very young children and the elderly, Dassow said, because they can develop pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, or even chronic medical conditions. Women who are pregnant should also consider a flu shot, she said.
The Greendale Health Department has both adult and children’s flu vaccine available. Call (414) 423-2110 to schedule a time for your visit. For adults over 65, the department can bill regular medicare (not medicare completeor medicare HMO). For other adults, the cost is $30. Children’s vaccine is $5.
The health department can give flu vaccine to children aged 6 months through 18 years. It does not matter whether or not the child is covered by insurance for vaccines, the health department can give the flu shot for $5. Flu mist (inhaled flu vaccine) is also available for children for the same fee.
There are plenty of other places in Greendale to get flu shots, including:
- Walgreens: 6210 W Loomis Rd, Greendale
- Flu vaccinations are available at Walgreens daily. Walk in anytime or schedule an appointment by clicking here. Most insurance accepted.
- Aurora QuickCare in Southridge Mall:
- The following vaccines are available seasonal flu, meningitis, pneumonia and well tetanus. Prices of vaccines at Aurora QuickCare may vary, and patients must be five years or older to receive vaccines.
Why should you get a flu shot?
Having the flu can mean several days of cold symptoms with the addition of fevers, chills, sore throat, muscle and body aches, headaches and fatigue. The flu is spread by droplets made when people cough, sneeze or talk. A person can touch surfaces that have been in contact with the virus and also get ill when they touch their mouth or nose.
Influenza, or the "flu,” is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses infecting the nose, throat and lungs.
The CDC recommends getting vaccinated as early as possible, as it takes a few weeks to reach full immunity.
Many employers and community organizations also offer flu shot clinics, and non-profit organizations and local governments may offer vouchers for free shots.
To find other places to get a flu shot locally, check out the Flu Vaccine Finder.