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Children's Wisconsin to give away free flu shots at Milwaukee Public Schools beginning Monday

Flu Vaccine
Posted at 9:07 AM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 10:07:42-05

MILWAUKEE — Children's Wisconsin is providing free flu immunizations at Milwaukee Public Schools beginning Monday.

Children's is teaming up with the Milwaukee Health Department to provide the shots at local schools for the next four days.

The flu shot clinics will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. through Thursday. They will be at a different school each day, so here's the schedule:

  • Monday, Nov. 9: Andrew S. Douglas Middle School
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10: Engleburg Elementary School
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11: Anna F. Doerfler Elementary School
  • Thursday, Nov. 12: Zablocki Community School

Flu shots are especially important this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a press release Monday, health experts warned that the overlap of COVID-19 and influenza, both respiratory illnesses, could overburden the health care system, strain testing capacity, and increase the risk of catching both diseases at once, so getting the flu vaccine is more important than ever.

The shots are available to anyone, not just students. So, if you still need your shot, head to one of the schools this week and get it for free.

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