That’s why dozens of people gathered at the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee Friday. They too rolled up their sleeves, got the vaccine, and in some instances even faced their fears.
“It’s one thing that we need to be particularly clear about, [the flu] can be very serious, and it can also kill," Baker said.
“If you get the flu vaccine early before flu activity gets to its peak, you can protect yourself and all those around you," he also said.
Last year in the city of Milwaukee alone there were more than 400 people hospitalized with influenza. This year there have already been 19 hospitalizations statewide, two of them in Milwaukee making flu activity and flu-associated hospitalizations higher than the norm for this time of year.